Aug 23, 2013, 1:50 PM EST
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 Cubs for a player-to-be-named seemed curious from the Nationals’ perspective. Though the 33-year-old offered a solid reputation as a professional hitter and clubhouse leader, there wasn’t much need for another left-handed outfielder on the Nationals roster, a point manager Davey Johnson made as soon as the original deal was announced.
The Nationals, though, immediately placed DeJesus back on waivers, suggesting they wanted to see if another club might beRead more »
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