Washington Nationals Claim Cesar Izturis Off Waivers From Milwaukee Brewers.

July 7, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Cesar Izturis (3) turns a double play over Houston Astros runner Jose Altuve in the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park. The Astros defeated the Brewers 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The Washington Nationals were rumored to be interested in adding middle infield and catching depth at last week's Non-Waiver Trade Deadline, but they were unable to find the deals they were looking for before the deadline passed. The Nats made a post-deadline deal with the Oakland A's late last week to bring catcher Kurt Suzuki to D.C. and according to reports this afternoon they were able to find the middle infield depth they were looking for on the waiver wire. Washington Post writer Adam Kilgore was first with the news:

NatsInsider.com's Mark Zuckerman then reported that it was a waiver claim:

The Washington Nationals have since confirmed the deal via Twitter while also announcing the corresponding roster move:

In 57 games and 169 plate appearances so far this season, the 32-year-old Izturis has a .235/.248/.333 line with six doubles, two triples and two home runs. DeRosa has played in just 34 games this season, in which the 37-year-old IF/OF has a .152/.288/.212 line with four doubles in 81 PA's.

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