Nationals call up former Giant Nate Schierholtz

Nationals call up former Giant Nate Schierholtz
August 23, 2014, 11:00 am
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Nate Schierholtz has a career batting average of .254 with 224 RBI. (USATSI)

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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. 




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.



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