Washington Nationals trade for David DeJesus

Chicago Cubs continued a season of trades by sending  outfielder David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals in exchange for a player to be named later.

The deal happened on Monday, and the Cubs and Nationals are in the midst of a series at Wrigley Field. The Nationals will be paying a $1.5 million buyout of DeJesus’ contract, according to the Chicago Tribune. DeJesus had a 2014 option for $6.5 million with the Cubs.

DeJesus will have an easy transition on Tuesday as he just needs to walk to the away locker room. The Cubs are going to activate outfielder Brian Bogusevic from the 15-day disabled list to take DeJesus’ roster spot, according to ESPN.

“I was very surprised, but you have to make the best of it,” DeJesus said.

The 33-year-old center fielder is batting .250 with six home runs and 27 RBIs so far this season, but is a career .279 hitter. He played for the Kansas City Royals from 2003-10 and the Oakland A’s for 2011 before signing with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent in 2012.

This is the second trade the Nationals and Cubs have had this season. On July 9, the Cubs sent outfielder Scott Hairston to the Nationals in exchange for righty Ivan Pineyro and a player to be named later.

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