Rays acquire David DeJesus from Nationals

08/23/2013 1:27 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

After less than a week in Washington, David DeJesus is headed to Tampa Bay.(AP)
Outfielder David DeJesus has been traded for the second time in a week, this time going from the Washington Nationals to the Tampa Bay Rays for either a player to be named later or cash considerations.

DeJesus, 33, was traded to Washington by the Chicago Cubs on Monday, and was immediately placed on trade waivers by the Nationals as soon as they acquired him, getting claimed by the Rays before the teams worked out a deal.

He is expected to report to the Rays ahead of the start of their three-game series with the Yankees on Friday night, at which point the team will need to make corresponding moves on the 25-man and 40-man rosters.

DeJesus played in three games for the Nationals, entering each as either a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement and going 0-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt. He has an overall line of .247 with six homers, 27 RBI, and 19 doubles in 87 total games this year with Chicago and Washington, and is a career .279 hitter over 11 seasons with four teams.

He is owed roughly $1 million for the remainder of the season, and has a $6.5 million team option for 2014 with a $1.5 million buyout.

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