The Rays announced today that they have acquired David DeJesus from the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later or “cash considerations.”
The Rays designated Jason Bourgeois for assignment to make room on the roster. DeJesus is expected to be in uniform tonight.
The Rays will have to pay DeJesus at least $2.4 million. He is still owed ~$900K of his $4.25M salary this season. There is also a $6.5 million option for next season. The Rays can buy out that option for $1.5 million.
DeJesus had played just three games with the Nationals after being acquired from the Cubs earlier in the week. In 84 games with the Cubs, he hit .250 with six home runs, a .330 OBP (.325 wOBA) and is a very good defensive outfielder.
Bourgeois will likely clear waivers and accept an assignment to triple-A.