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Notes: Nationals acquire Denard Span

Addition brings roster flexibility

With the addition of Denard Span, the Nationals aren’t just plugging a player into the lineup and moving on. He’s like that nice new piece of furniture that causes the homeowner to redecorate the entire room — just so everything is in the perfect spot.

Washington acquired the center fielder from the Twins Thursday for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer, setting off a chain reaction for the reigning NL East champions.

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