MLB Trade Rumors: Nationals, Twins Discuss Trading Denard Span, Ian Desmond, According To Report

While the Washington Nationals continue to be linked to Tampa Bay Rays outfielder B.J. Upton, the latest MLB trade rumor has the Nationals talking to the Minnesota Twins about trading for center fielder Denard Span. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports the Nationals and Twins are talking, with shortstop Ian Desmond and another reliever potentially heading to Minnesota.

The Nats also have talked to the Twins about a trade for Denard Span, according to major-league sources. The Twins possibly could address two needs in such a deal - acquiring a shortstop, Ian Desmond, and a late-inning reliever. The Nats are unwilling to trade closer Drew Storen and reluctant to trade All-Star setup man Tyler Clippard, sources say. However, the Twins likely would want better than a right-hander such as Todd Coffey or Henry Rodriguez in a package for Span.

Span, 27, is a career .289 hitter with a .366 on-base percentage, and averages 26 stolen bases per season. But he is currently suffering from a concussion and is on a rehab assignment.

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