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Nationals Get OF DeJesus in Trade With Cubs
CHICAGO (AP)--The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus in a trade with the Chicago Cubs.

The deal bolsters Washington's bench as it tries to make an improbable late run for a playoff spot. Coming into the day, the Nationals trailed Cincinnati by 9{ games for the NL's second wild-card slot.

The Cubs receive a player to be named. They also save about $2.5 million, including $1.5 million to buy out a 2014 option for $6.5 million.

The 33 year old DeJesus is batting .250 with six homers and 27 RBIs in 84 games. He didn't have to go far to join his new team, with Washington opening a four-game series at Chicago on Monday night.

The Cubs activated outfielder Brian Bogusevic from the 15-day disabled list to take DeJesus' roster spot, while the Nationals released outfielder Roger Bernardina.
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