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Span scratched, day to day with groin tightness

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MIAMI -- Nationals center fielder Denard Span was a late scratch from Friday night's series opener against the Marlins with tightness in his right groin, and he is day to day.

Span, who is currently riding a career-high 17-game hitting streak, was initially set to lead off for Washington. During this stretch, Span is batting .406 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, five RBIs and 11 runs.

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MIAMI -- Nationals center fielder Denard Span was a late scratch from Friday night's series opener against the Marlins with tightness in his right groin, and he is day to day.

Span, who is currently riding a career-high 17-game hitting streak, was initially set to lead off for Washington. During this stretch, Span is batting .406 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, five RBIs and 11 runs.

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"Last couple days I didn't really say much, but got here [Friday], tried to get loose tried to go on the field for BP and just couldn't get it going," Span said.

The 29-year-old, who doesn't remember exactly when the injury occurred, does know his groin started to bother him during the Phillies series. He received treatment for it on Friday.

"[I'll] see how I feel when I get here [Saturday]," Span said. "If I wake up [Saturday] and get here and get some treatment and keep moving around and feel like I can go, I'm definitely going to put myself in the lineup."

Corey Brown took Span's place in the order and went 0-for-3 on Friday.

Christina De Nicola is a contributor to MLB.com.

 

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