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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 claiming team, dumped on that club or pulled back.
The DeJesus saga began Monday when the Nats acquired him from the Chicago Cubs, then almost immediately put him back on waivers, sources said.
DeJesus, 33, is owed just over $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.
Rival executives, after seeing that DeJesus was back on waivers, speculated that the Nats wanted to clear his money.
The Cubs declined to pull back DeJesus after the Nationals claimed him on waivers, leading to the trade, sources said.
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.
"(DeJesus) improves our left-handed side of the bench immediately," Rizzo said. "He's also a guy that is capable of being an everyday player. He can step in there for extended periods of time if there are injuries. He helps us in a variety of ways.
"He's really wearing out right-handed pitching right now. He's a high on-base percentage guy in his career. A consummate professional hitter."
DeJesus, who missed more than a month earlier this season with a right shoulder sprain, is a career .279 hitter with a .354 on-base percentage and .771 OPS. He batted .250 with a .732 OPS and six homers in 284 at-bats for the Cubs.
The Cubs will be interested in re-signing DeJesus if the Nationals or Rays decline his club option, sources said.
BEST OF MAXIM
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:
Oh yeah...and were headed to Tampa now, ya know just...
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 […]
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...
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...
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 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...
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...