Via MLBTraderumors.com an unknown team has claimed OF David DeJesus on revocable waivers from the Washington Nationals, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.
DeJesus was traded from Chicago to Washington this week in a salary dump by the Cubs who would like to resign DeJesus this off-season.
The Pirates were linked to DeJesus at the trade deadline and were believed to be close to acquiring the 33 year old, but the Pirates backed off because the Cubs were unwilling to pick up any of DeJesus remaining salary at the time. DeJesus is currently owed around $1 million for the rest of the season, plus a $1.5 million buyout were his $6.5 million option not be picked up, which won’t be by any team.
DeJesus has a line of.248/.328/.399 with 6 home runs and 27 RBIs. DeJesus is hitting just .145 (8-55) in August. Because of the buyout, it would be a surprise if the Pirates were the team that claimed DeJesus.
DeJesus can play multiple positions in the outfield and is a career .279 hitter with a .354 on-base percentage and .771 OPS.
He is hitting .266/.347/.440 against right handed pitchers.