Span held out of lineup for Game 1 of twin bill
WASHINGTON -- Nationals manager Davey Johnson kept Denard Span out of his lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader, after the center fielder fouled a ball off his right foot on Saturday. Span returned to the lineup in his usual leadoff spot for Game 2.
Span injured his foot in the 10th inning of the 4-3 loss to the Twins, and X-rays on his foot came back negative. The Nationals' leadoff hitter also fouled a ball off his right foot against the Pirates on May 3.
"Same foot," Span said. "I took a day off from that, and I was fine, but I could still feel it at times. I'll be OK. It's not a fracture, there's nothing broken. It's just a little swelling, a little pain. I'll be all right."