New York Mets interested in free agent Denard Span

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New York Post reporter Ken Davidoff reports on Saturday the New York Mets are interested in working out current free agent outfielder Denard Span next month.

Span, 31, became a free agent at the end of the 2015 Major League Baseball season when his contract with the Washington Nationals expired.

Since the Nationals did not offer Span a qualifying offer to remain with the team in the 2016 Major League Baseball season, Span became an unrestricted free agent.

The Nationals will not be able to receive the first round draft choice of any team in the Major Leagues that signs Span to a contract as compensation since Span is an unrestricted free agent.

The Nationals would be interested in signing Span to a contract extension if Span who had surgery to repair a torn labrum to his left hip in September has healthy to play baseball for them in 2016.

Span has received offers from the Kansas City Royals and the New York Mets to sign a new contract with their baseball teams before the start of the 2016 Major League Baseball season.

The Royals will be needing the services of Span since it is not likely that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon who is currently a free agent will sign a new contract to remain with the 2015 World Series Champions.

In the case of the New York Mets who are the current National League Champions will be needing the services of Span to be their starting center fielder in the 2016 Major League Baseball season.

Span has played in the Major League Baseball level with the Minnesota Twins from 2008-2012.

Span was traded by the Twins to the Washington Nationals at the end of the 2012 baseball season for the Nationals minor league right handed staring pitcher Alex Meyer.

It remains to be seen which team Span will be playing baseball before the start of the 2016 Major League Baseball season.


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