Sports / Other Sports / 
Nationals CF Span leaves game after diving catch

Nationals CF Span leaves game after diving catch

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 23, 2014 at 6:20 p.m.


1 photo

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Denard Span has left the Washington Nationals' game against the New York Mets after making a diving, tumbling catch to end the top of the third inning.

The center fielder made a terrific grab on the warning track of a liner off the bat of Matt den Dekker that earned a standing ovation from spectators and high-fives from several teammates Tuesday night.

Span, who has a history of concussion problems, walked slowly back to the dugout after the play. He then headed toward the clubhouse with a team trainer.

Due to be the NL East champions' second batter in the third inning, Span was replaced by Michael Taylor.

Span entered the game leading the Nationals with a .298 batting average and 31 steals.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Photos

The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast