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Rotowire: Feb 25 / 1:06p ET
News: Nationals manager Matt Williams indicated Span (hernia) has been cleared to be a "full-go" for team workouts, Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington reports.
Impact: Span is expected to be eased into game action at the start of spring training, but it appears he should be OK heading into the start of the season. His goals this season include stealing at least 32 bases (he had 31 in 2014), and to make the All-Star Game. If he can approach the .302/.355/.416 line he had last season, Span could realistically accomplish those targets.
Rotowire: Feb 23 / 3:26p ET
News: Span said that he's fully recovered from hernia surgery in December, but he'll be eased into game action during the Grapefruit League slate, the Nationals' official site reports. "I'm not in a rehab mode. So I've been working out. I've been hitting, throwing, fielding. I've been doing everything," Span said. "From what has been communicated to me, we are going to take it slow, just be smart and realize that it's a long camp."
Impact: Span is hoping to accomplish to individual goals in 2015 -- earning an All-Star team nod, and stealing at least 32 bases. As the tablesetter in a strong Washington lineup, he should be a good source of runs scored and batting average again this season.
Rotowire: Feb 11 / 7:07a ET
News: Span said Tuesday that his rehab from hernia surgery is going well, and he should be ready for the beginning of spring training, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The Nationals' center fielder and leadoff hitter will look to at least repeat his 2014 numbers (.302 with 94 runs scored and 31 steals) in his final season before free agency.