The month of August is always a strange one with waiver wire moves. Once a player is claimed a team can pull the player back and keep them, trade him to the claiming team or simply dumped on that club. I have a feeling the Chicago Cubs simply dumped David DeJesus on the Washington Nationals this weekend. The reason being the Nationals placed him right back on waivers after the trade.
The Nationals placed a claim on DeJesus and then acquired him for a player to be named when the Cubs declined to pull back the 10-year veteran, sources said.
A player claimed can be traded to the claiming team, dumped on that club or pulled back. A player who clears waivers can be traded to all 29 other clubs.
Rival executives, after seeing that DeJesus was back on waivers, speculated that the Nats want to clear his money (FOX Sports)
What I’m thinking happened is that the Nats made the claim on DeJesus to block him from another team. The reason being is he has a club option for next year at $6.5...