From the Wire … Cubs Trade David DeJesus to Nationals for PTBNL

According to a report from Jon Heyman, the Cubs have traded David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals. The Cubs reportedly were looking to keep DeJesus with the team for the remainder of the season and were expected to pick up his option for the 2014 season. The Cubs will receive a player to be named later for DeJesus.

Brian Bogusevic will take DeJesus’ spot on the 25-man roster.

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Nationals the Nationals claimed DeJesus on waivers and will pay the remaining $1 million of David DeJesus’ $4.5 million contract for this season and are responsible for the $1.5 million buyout on the $6.5 million club option for next season.

The Cubs have confirmed the trade of David DeJesus to the Nationals for a player to be named later.

The Cubs open a four-game series against the Nationals at Wrigley Field on Monday night, so DeJesus will be in the visitor’s dugout for the next four days.

The Cubs signed David DeJesus to a two-year, $10 million contract in the fall of 2011. The contract included a $1.5 million buyout on a $6.5 million club option for 2014. DeJesus was the first free agent signed by the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer front office.

David DeJesus is the second player that Jed Hoyer has traded to the Nationals this season.

The Cubs’ 40-man roster now stands at 39 players.

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