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Mets plan to meet with Denard Span

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The left-handed-hitting center fielder is trying to prove his health to interested teams.

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The Mets plan to meet with Denard Span after the new year, as the center fielder holds workouts with individual teams to prove he's healthy. The left-handed hitter, who will turn 32 years old in February, made just 275 plate appearances for the Nationals in 2015. He missed time with a variety of injuries and had season-ending hip surgery late in the 2015 season.

If he is healthy, Span would make for an ideal long side of a platoon with Juan Lagares in center field. Lagares has struggled mightily against right-handed pitchers in his major league career, but Span has hit .293/.353/.407 with a 109 wRC+ against them in his career.

The Mets' interest in Span has been reported since shortly after the World Series ended, and the team has also been linked to players like Gerardo Parra and Will Venable over the past few weeks. We profiled Span here at Amazin' Avenue earlier in the offseason.