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The Tampa Bay Rays are one game behind the Boston Red Sox in the AL East and leading the AL wild-card race. But clearly, they are not content with their standing.
The Rays signed outfielder Delmon Young to a minor-league deal Thursday and are working toward a resolution on their waiver claim of outfielder David DeJesus, according to major-league sources.
The additions of Young, a right-handed hitter, and DeJesus, a left-handed hitter, would be intended to boost an offense that is 13th out of 15 in the AL since the All-Star break in runs per game.
Young, who has not played in two weeks since getting released by the Philadelphia Phillies, will report to the Rays' Double A Montgomery affiliate, a source said.
The Rays, meanwhile, will know by Friday at 1 p.m. whether they also have landed DeJesus. The Washington Nationals can pull back DeJesus, dump him on the Rays or arrange a trade.
DeJesus, 33, is owed about $1 million for the rest of the season, and the Rays would inherit his $6.5 million club option or $1.5 million buyout for 2014.
Young, who turns 29 on Sept. 14, is bringing his career full circle by joining the Rays, who selected him with the first pick of the 2003 draft, then traded him to the Minnesota Twins in a deal for right-hander Matt Garza in Nov. 2007.
The Philadelphia Phillies, who signed Young to a one-year, $750,000 free-agent contract last off-season, will be responsible for the rest of his salary.
Young batted .261 with a .699 OPS for the Phillies, with eight home runs, 69 strikeouts and 14 walks in 291 plate appearances.
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David DeJesus traded to Tampa Bay for a player-to-be-named or cash.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. And so, as Nationals fans mourn the end of the David DeJesus Era, take a moment to reflect upon your favorite moments of his glorious four day career with the Nationals. More from his wife, on Twitter:
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A blue Chicago Cubs duffle bag was placed near David DeJesus' locker Friday afternoon at Tropicana Field, more proof that this has been a whirlwind week. Later, he spoke of the past five days as being "crazy" and "up and down," appropriate terms but minor prices to pay for what the Tampa Bay Rays hope leads to valuable depth.
David DeJesus’ wife Kim was the highlight of the trade deadline this season. The former Chicago Cubs outfielder’s name was the subject of a number of trade rumors on July 31, but he ended up staying put. Or should we say, he ended up staying put for a couple more weeks. Last month, Kim DeJesus […]
Do the Washington Nationals truly want David DeJesus? We're about to find out.
The Tampa Bay Rays have claimed DeJesus on revocable trade waivers, giving the Nats the chance to escape the approximately $2.5 million left on his contract, according to major-league sources.
The deadline for a resolution on DeJesus is 1 p.m. ET on Friday. A player who is claimed can be traded to...
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from Washington just four days after the Nationals picked him up from the Chicago Cubs.
Washington will receive a player or cash considerations in the deal announced on Friday.
DeJesus is expected to join the Rays before they host the New York Yankees on Friday night. He was acquired by the Nationals on Monday and played...
After bouncing from Chicago to Washington to Tampa Bay during the past week, David DeJesus can probably unpack his suitcase for the rest of the season. But you can't blame the guy if he doesn't settle in and get comfortable in his new surroundings just yet. He might still nervously eye the calendar until the waiver trade deadline of Aug. 31 passes.
The David DeJesus Era in Washington lasted all of four days. And never even made it to Washington.
The Nationals traded DeJesus to the Rays today for a player-to-be-named or cash considerations acquiring and then moving the veteran outfielder in a manner that only a Wall Street day trader could truly appreciate.
Monday's acquisition of DeJesus in a waiver-claim trade with the...
According to Marc Topkin the Tampa Bay Rays have acquired David DeJesus from the Washington Nationals. The team claimed DeJesus on waivers on Wednesday. The deal with the Nats is for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The Nationals acquired DeJesus on Monday in a trade with the Cubs that was essentially a straight waiver claim, and then promptly placed him on revocable...
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Washington Nationals, two days after claiming him on revocable trade waivers.
The Nats, who acquired DeJesus on Monday after claiming him on waivers from the Cubs, will escape the approximately $2.5 million left on his contract, according to major-league sources.
A player who is claimed on waivers can be traded to the...
Outfielder David DeJesus has been claimed on revocable trade
waivers by an unspecified team, giving the Washington Nationals the
chance to escape the approximately $2.5 million left on his
contract, according to major-league sources.
- David DeJesus ends up going to the Rays, essentially confirming hat the Nationals weren't all that interested in DeJesus afterall and claimed him only in a hope to block him from another team. Instead they ended up with $2.5M committment that they were able to shift to the Rays. The Rays will throw a player to be named later or cash (more likely cash...
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Washigton Nations as part of a trade on Friday.
DeJesus, 33, will switch teams for the second time this season. Originally DeJesus began the season with the Chicago Cubs but was sent to Washington in mid-August.
The Rays will employ DeJesus as their fourth outfielder. In 87 games DeJesus is hitting .247...
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed Delmon Young to a minor league deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The 27-year-old was released by the Phillies last week and will now return to the organization that selected him first overall in the 2003 draft.
Young played one full season in the major leagues with Tampa Bay before being traded to the Minnesota Twins in a trade that...
Delmon Young is returning to his first franchise.
The Tampa Bay Rays signed the outfielderdesignated hitter to a minor-league contract Thursday, and he reported to Double-A Montgomery the same day.
The Rays selected Young as the first overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft and played for them in 2006-07, when he hit .293 (226 for 771) with 16 home runs and 103 RBI in 192 games...