Though he hasn't played left field since 2009, Denard Span didn't hesitate when Giants manager Bruce Bochy approached him earlier this week about a possible transition from center to left.

Bochy indicated the team would likely hold off on the change until next year. That's because he understands the move is more complex than a simple lineup adjustment.

"I told him I had no problem with it," Span said Friday. "I told him that if it was going to help us win, I'm all for it. ... Being older, being wiser and realizing that we have something special here. I want to win."

The Giants have some experience converting veteran center fielders to left. Angel Pagan made the same move during his tenure with San Francisco. But Bochy acknowledged it was a slow process; it took him most of the spring to adjust.