8/18 DeJesus to Nationals
David DeJesus was with his wife when Theo Epstein called. DeJesus missed the call but his wife joked that he’d been traded. She was right.
The Cubs dealt DeJesus to the Nationals on Monday for a player to be named later. In a corresponding move, the Cubs will activate outfielder Brian Bogusevic from the 15-day disabled list. Bogusevic, 29, batted .261 (12-for-46) with three doubles and three RBI in 13 games with the Cubs this season. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list on July 19 (retroactive to July 15) with a left hamstring strain. Bogusevic completed a rehab assignment during which he hit .367 (11-for-30) with four doubles, one triple and five RBI in eight games with Rookie-level Mesa (seven games) and Triple-A Iowa (one game).
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.