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By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com
Minneapolis, MN - The Minnesota Twins have confirmed that they have traded center fielder Denard Span to the Washington Nationals for right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer.
Meyer, 22 years old, was drafted by the Nationals 23rd overall in the 2011 MLB Draft. Standing 6'9" tall, Meyer went 10-6 last season with a 2.86 ERA (129.0IP, 41ER), 45 walks and 139 strikeouts in 25 starts that were split between Single-A Potomac and Single-A Hagerstown. Meyer entered this past season as the sixth best prospect within the Washington Nationals farm system (Baseball America).
Span (28) was drafted by the Minnesota Twins 20th overall in the first round of the 2002 MLB Draft. He appeared in 589 games for the Twins hitting .284 with 230 RBI and 90 stolen bases during his time in Minnesota.