Day after injuring shoulder, Span out of lineup

Day after injuring shoulder, Span out of lineup

Day after injuring shoulder, Span out of lineup
MINNEAPOLIS -- After injuring his right shoulder attempting to make a diving catch in Sunday's game against the Rays, center field Denard Span was held out of the lineup against the Tigers on Monday.

Span injured his collarbone while landing awkwardly trying to catch a sinking liner, but said that he was happy that the X-ray results taken on his shoulder came back negative because he initially feared the worst.

"I heard a little pop," Span said. "That's what scared me initially when I heard it pop when I landed. But thank God, I went and got the X-rays and everything was negative. I'm just day to day. I woke up this morning feeling somewhat better than yesterday. The range of motion was better. So I guess today and next couple days, get treatment on it and monitor how I'm feeling each day."

Span added that he's set to get a massage and visit a chiropractor on Tuesday, and that it should give him a better feel for how long he'll be out. But he's optimistic he'll be able to avoid the disabled list.

"The next couple days we'll be doing some more treatment on it," said Span, who was replaced in center by Ben Revere on Monday. "They've got me on anti-inflammatories and I'll be seeing a masseuse and all that, so I think by tomorrow, I'll know more, and the trainers will know more, about where I'm at."