It's Official: Span Gets Traded for Right-Handed Pitcher Alex Meyer

Created: 11/30/2012 4:17 PM KSTP.com By: Hannah Anderson

He was the center of every trade rumor surrounding the Minnesota Twins the last couple years, but finally, Denard Span has been moved.

The center fielder goes to the Washington Nationals in exchange for blue-chip right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer.

A team-friendly contract and glut of outfield prospects made span an attractive trade bait. He has spent his entire career in the Twins organization, the last five with the Major League Club.