Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/20/13
The Washington Nationals might not want outfielder David DeJesus after all. The Nats placed DeJesus on revocable trade waivers almost immediately after acquiring him from the Chicago Cubs on Monday according to major league sources. The move by the Nationals could indicate that the team does not want to assume the remaining financial obligation to DeJesus which amounts to about $2.5 million. DeJesus 33 is owed just more than $1 million for the rest of the season and the Nats inherited his $6.5 million club option or $1.5 million buyout for 2014. 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. The Nats are set in their outfield with Bryce Harper Denard Span and Jayson Werth. To clear room for DeJesus they released outfielder Roger Bernadina. Nats general manager Mike Rizzo told the Washington Post that he wanted DeJesus to improve the team’s bench.
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