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Former Giant and San Ramon Valley alum Nate Schierholtz has been called up from Triple-A Syracuse to join the Nationals for Saturday's game against the Giants, according to CSN Washington's Mark Zuckerman.
#Nats announce OF Nate Schierholtz called up from AAA, Michael Taylor optioned back to Syracuse.— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) August 23, 2014
Schierholtz on #Nats: "It's been a winning organization for awhile. Just an exciting opportunity to get back to a winning atmosphere."— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) August 23, 2014
Schierholtz was selected by the Giants in the second round of the 2003 Major League Draft and spent six years (2007-12) with the organization. He was traded to the Phillies in 2012 but then signed with the Cubs as a free agent in 2013. The 30-year-old was released by the Cubs on August 13 and joined the Nats as a free agent on August 18 and reported to Triple-A Syracuse for four games.
According to Zuckerman, Nate McLouth was transferred to the 60-day disaled list to make room on the 40-man roster for Schierholtz. The Nats optioned Michael Taylor back to Syaracuse to create 25-man-roster space.
Nate McLouth, who had shoulder surgery this week, transferred to 60-day DL to clear room on 40-man roster for Schierholtz.— Mark Zuckerman (@ZuckermanCSN) August 23, 2014