According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the outfielder David DeJesus has been claimed off revocable waivers.
The Washington Nationals acquired David DeJesus from the Chicago Cubs on Monday for a player to be named later but now it looks like they are aiming to move him to avoid the $2.5 million that the outfielder is still owed.
DeJesus is a player that can still provide reliable defense for a team who is set to contend and could be picked up a contender. The Nationals could either pull him off waivers, try to work out a trade with the team that claimed him or decide to release him for free.
Either way it’s disappointing to see the Nationals doing this after trading for a good defensive outfielder who has had some clutch at bats for the Chicago Cubs this season and last.
Now what are the Nationals going to do now that they are looking to shop or release DeJesus after they released Roger Bernadina. There is no possible way they could get him back now that he has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies.
This has to be frustrating for DeJesus.
Sources: DeJesus claimed on revocable waivers by unspecified team. If #Nationals want out of his remaining $2.5M, this is their chance.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 22, 2013