Moments after Jon Heyman reported that the Giants were close to signing Denard Span, Andrew Baggarly confirmed the deal was done.
Giants and Denard Span are in agreement in a 3-year deal.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) January 7, 2016
Span gets $10.33 million per season. A $31 million guarantee. Plus performance bonuses.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) January 7, 2016
Denard Span's 2015 season was limited due to injuries, but when he was able to take the field, he proved to be a more than capable hitter. In 275 plate appearances, Span hit .301/.365/.431 with a wOBA of .348 and a wRC+ of 120. His defense has been lackluster over the past two seasons, as he's cost the Nationals 13 runs since 2014.
Before last season, Span had played in at least 128 games since 2009, and has generally been an above average hitter. In 4276 career plate appearances, he's hit .287/.352/.395 with a wOBA of .332, and a wRC+ of 106.
Just a few days ago, Buster Olney reported that the Giants were likely going to enter the market for an outfielder, and that's now come to fruition.