The Washington Nationals dealt Kurt Suzuki to the Oakland A's early this morning in return for 22-year-old right-hander Dakota Bacus. This afternoon, they worked out a deal with Tampa Bay to send 33-year-old outfield David DeJesus to the Rays in return for a PTBNL or cash considerations. Former Nats' GM Jim Bowden wrote on Twitter this afternoon that he thinks the Nationals have a 22-year-old left-hander headed their way as the PTBNL though he didn't say which 22-year-old lefty that might be:
Mike Rizzo deserves credit for claiming DeJesus knowing he could spin him and trade him for LH 22-year old pitching prospect from #Rays— JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) August 23, 2013
Tampa Bay Times' writer Marc Topkin reported that he'd been told the Nationals were given a list of players to choose from:
It's unclear when the Nationals will make that selection. With two spots open on the roster, however, they did make two roster moves to fill the spots left by Suzuki and DeJesus:
Solano, 28, has .167/.211/.222 line with two doubles in 38 plate appearances over 16 games with the Nationals so far this season. He's back for his third stint with the team. At Triple-A Syracuse this season, the catcher has a .214/.245/.279 line with seven doubles and a triple in 40 games and 148 PAs. Cedeno, 26, is back up with the Nats for his fourth stint of 2013. He's only pitched 1 1/3 innings with the Nationals, however. At Triple-A, Cedeno's (2-0) with a 1.47 ERA, a 3.07 FIP, 16 walks (4.70 BB/9) and 39 Ks (11.45 K/9) in 36 appearances in 30 2/3 IP.
• Here's the Nats' lineup for tonight's game with the Royals:
Davey's Lineup, Fri @ KCR/G128: Span cf, Zimmerman 3b, Harper rf, Werth DH, Desmond ss, Ramos c, LaRoche 1b, Moore lf, Rendon 2b. GioG lhp.— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) August 23, 2013