The Washington Nationals have acquired 28-year old lefty swinging CF Denard Span from the Twins for 22-year old righty starting pitcher Alex Meyer. Span played in 128 games for the Twins last year and he was 146 of 516 (.283 avg, .738 OPS) with 71 runs scored, 4 homers, 41 RBIs and 17 stolen bases. He has now played in 589 games in his first five years in the majors and he is 669 of 2,354 (.284 avg, .746 OPS) with 360 runs scored, 23 homers, 230 RBIs and 90 stolen bases. Span will improve the Nationals’ D in CF, as Bryce Harper (LF) and Jayson Werth (RF) will flank him in the outfield in 2013. Mike Morse will likely move from LF to 1B if the Nationals let Adam LaRoche go in free agency. Span didn’t come cheaply as Alex Meyer came into the 2012 season as the Nationals’ #6 prospect according to Baseball America. Meyer pitched in 25 games (all starts) in A-ball last year for the Nationals and he was 10-6 with a 2.86 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP.