Despite coming off an injury-plagued 2015 season, free-agent outfielder Denard Span figures to draw plenty of interest on the open market as a proven top-of-the-order hitter who can play center field. 

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Orioles Reportedly Interested in Span

Sunday, Nov. 29

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports, the Baltimore Orioles are “among the teams with some level of interest in” Span.

Kubatko did not expand on what “some level of interest” means, though he did add there are “supporters” in the Orioles organization who view Span as a possible option for right field. 

The Orioles aren’t in the market for a center fielder, with Adam Jones under contract through 2018, but right field was a problem area for the team last season, and Span could upgrade the position:

Span’s numbers look even better when you factor in that he played only 61 games, though his injury history is an issue a team will have to consider when deciding how much to offer the 31-year-old. 

Given Span’s age and the time he missed last year, moving him away from center field to a less-demanding defensive position could help him get back to playing 140 to 150 games in a season while posting a high batting average and on-base percentage.

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