Cubs Trade David DeJesus to Nationals

Monday, Aug 19, 2013  |  Updated 4:04 PM CDT
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Cubs Trade David DeJesus to Nationals

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David DeJesus' days patrolling center field in Cubbie blue are over.

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The overhaul continues on the North Side as the Chicago Cubs traded outfielder David DeJesus Monday to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later.

DeJesus, 33, batted .250 (71-for-284) with 19 doubles, six home runs and 27 RBI in 84 games with the Cubs this season. He had a .330 on-base percentage and a .401 slugging percentage.

DeJesus joined the Cubs prior to the 2012 campaign and batted .263 (133-for-506) with 28 doubles, nine home runs and 50 RBI in 148 games, posting a .350 on-base percentage and a .403 slugging percentage.

The Cubs activated outfielder Brian Bogusevic from the 15-day disabled list to fill DeJesus' roster spot.

The Cubs may miss DeJesus' veteran presence on the team.

Over the weekend, DeJesus reached out to shortstop Starlin Castro after he was benched for making a mental mistake on the field.

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