After flirting with the idea of including reliever Drew Storen in a potential trade with the Minnesota Twins for Denard Span, it appears the Nationals have decided to go for it. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal is the latest to report that a Storen-for-Span trade is getting close, with the only holdup being the other players included in the deal. At this time, it appears that the Nationals would have to include other pieces to make the deal happen.
Span is a 26-year old center fielder who has a career .366 on-base percentage. He is also under team control through 2015, unlike many of the other center fielders the Nationals have been pursuing. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post explains why the Nationals want him. The major issue with Span is that he is recovering from a concussion as of right now.
Storen saved his 26th game on Saturday, is turning 24 is August and is under team control through 2016. Including him in the deal is difficult for the Nationals because they value him heavily, but to get something, you have to give up something.
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