Giants, OF Denard Span agree to three-year deal

Baseball The Giants took another outfielder off the free-agent market Thursday when they agreed to a three-year deal with Denard Span, the team announced.The three-year deal, which became official after Span passed his physical, reportedly is worth $31 million plus incentives. (UPDATE: The San Jose Mercury News reported the contract also includes a $12 million mutual option for a fourth year with a $4 million buyout.) #SFGiants’ off-season: $130M for Cueto, $90M for Samardzija, $31M for Span - $251M guaranteed for three players.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 7, 2016MORE: Old faces in new places | Top 10 highest-paid playersSpan, 31, became one of baseball's more versatile outfielders during his three seasons in Washington. The speedster enjoyed a career year in 2014 when he compiled a .302/.355/.416 slash line with 94 runs scored and 31 stolen bases. Last season, injuries limited him to 61 games. He batted .301/.365/.431 with five home runs and 11 stolen bases.  Loss for words right now ! I'll have more words tomorrow lol #thankful— Denard Span (@thisisdspan) January 8, 2016San Francisco was in need of a quality outfielder and decided to gamble on Span instead of splurge on someone like Yoenis Cespedes or Justin Upton. Span likely will be penciled in to start in center field, which would mea

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n moving incumbent center fielder Angel Pagan to left field.The signing came just one day after the Royals re-signed Alex Gordon to a four-year deal, which leaves teams with limited options as they search for starting outfielders.

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