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Nate Schierholtz | Outfielder

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Nationals signed OF Nate Schierholtz to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.
Schierholtz was released by the Cubs last week after batting just .192/.240/.300 in 99 games, but he can give the Nats some left-handed bench power and outfield depth for the stretch run if he proves worthy of a promotion after a couple weeks with the Syracuse Chiefs. The Cubs remain on the hook for most of his remaining 2014 salary. He was awarded $5 million in his final year of arbitration. Aug 18 - 12:59 PM

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Cubs released OF Nate Schierholtz.

Schierholtz was designated for assignment on August 6 and went unclaimed on the waiver wire. He's still got some left-handed pop and is a decent defender, so some team in will likely scoop him up soon.
Aug 13 - 6:21 PM

Cubs designated OF Nate Schierholtz for assignment.

The move clears space on the 40-man roster for the addition of Kyuji Fujikawa. The Cubs missed a big opportunity to get something decent for Schierholtz after he had a big first half last year. He's put up a sickly .192/.240/.300 batting line this year, reducing his value to nothing to the point that they just cut him loose. He'll be scooped up by someone once he clears waivers.
Aug 6 - 3:05 PM

Nate Schierholtz had a two-run homer and a double against the Red Sox on Monday.

It looks like Schierholtz is showcasing himself against a team that has considered him in the past and still needs some outfield help. He's had a really tough year, with a .205 average and just four homers in 249 at-bats. Still, the Cubs haven't had much choice but to stick with him against righties.
Jun 30 - 10:30 PM

Nate Schierholtz belted a three-run homer in Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

The Cubs were already up 2-1 in the sixth after Starlin Castro's RBI double, but Schierholtz broke the game open with his blast. It's been a disappointing season so far for the outfielder, as he's hitting just .212/.266/.320 with three longballs.
Jun 18 - 3:40 PM

Nate Schierholtz had a two-run triple in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

The knock was Schierholtz' only hit in four at-bats. Despite being in the midst of a down year -- he's batting .221/.276/.321 after Sunday's game -- the triple was his third of the year. He can be left alone outside of the deepest of NL-only leagues.
Jun 8 - 6:48 PM

Nate Schierholtz delivered a walk-off single in the ninth inning to lead the Cubs to a 2-1 victory over the Mets on Tuesday.

The hit was Schierholtz' third of the game. It was one of the few bright spots of the season thus far for Schierholtz, who is hitting .224/.280/.310 after hitting 21 home runs in a breakout 2013 season.
Jun 4 - 12:57 AM

Nate Schierholtz went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Friday against the Brewers.

Schierholtz went without a home run over his first 42 games this season, but he has done deep twice in his last four games. Perhaps he's finally ready to take off. After hitting .251 with 21 home runs and .770 OPS last season, the 30-year-old has been a big disappointment for the Cubbies in 2014.
May 31 - 12:17 AM

Nate Schierholtz singled and ripped a solo homer against his former team in Monday's win over the Giants.

It wasn't a cheapie, either, as Schierholtz put one over the deep right-center field wall. The longball was the outfielder's first of the season after he went deep a career-high 21 times last season. He's hitting just .214/.269/.292.
May 26 - 7:59 PM

Nate Schierholtz went 0-for-4 and struck out twice Friday against the Braves.

Schierholtz has gone hitless in five of his last six games to knock his average back down to .197. If the Cubs had anyone else to play, Schierholtz would probably be losing some playing time. As is, they've lost Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney from what, if healthy, might still be the game's weakest outfield, leaving them little choice but to remain patient with Schierholtz.
May 10 - 12:06 AM

Nate Schierholtz continued his early season struggles, going 0-for-4 in Friday's loss to the Reds.

Schierholtz, hitting in the cleanup spot in manager Rick Renteria's lineup, also left four runners on base in the contest. He's hitting a paltry .231/.241/.288 with no homers and four RBI in his first 13 games. If the bat doesn't start to heat up soon, he could begin losing playing time to Junior Lake, Justin Ruggiano or Ryan Kalish.
Apr 18 - 6:41 PM

Nate Schierholtz went 4-for-5 with an RBI single and a run scored Friday against the Cardinals.

Schierholtz doubled to lead off the 11th inning against Trevor Rosenthal and came home to score on a three-run home run from Welington Castillo. With the four-hit night, the 30-year-old outfielder raised his batting average from .185 to .281. The joy of early April.
Apr 12 - 1:00 AM

Nate Schierholtz singled and stole a base in four at-bats against the Angels on Tuesday.

Schierholtz, not exactly known for his speed, stole his second base of the spring. He is only hitting .238 in 42 Cactus League at-bats, but has drawn some recent trade interest. He could be wearing a new uniform by the July 31 trade deadline.
Mar 25 - 7:21 PM

Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports that Tigers executive Scott Reid is scouting Cubs' OF Nate Schierholtz and INF Darwin Barney.

With shortstop Jose Iglesias and outfielder Andy Dirks both expected to miss significant time due to injury, Detroit's decision-makers are hunting down contingency plans as we speak. Schierholtz slashed .251/.301/.470 with 21 homers and 68 RBI in his first full season with the Cubs last year. Barney is a lauded defender with experience at shortstop who won a Gold Glove at second base in 2012.
Source: CBS Chicago
Mar 19 - 3:36 PM

Nate Schierholtz went 2-for-3 with a walk, homer, two runs and two RBI as the Cubs defeated the Reds 9-0 on Saturday.

It was the first homer of Schierholtz's spring. Chicago's right fielder is deployed correctly by his employer -- 87 percent of his plate appearances against right-handed pitching last season -- and that's one of the reasons he's an interesting sleeper in NL-only formats. He slashed .251/.301/.470 with 21 homers and 68 RBI in his first full season with the Cubs last year. It might have been his last, too, as Chicago is expected to shop Schierholtz if he hits well enough for them to get a decent return back.
Mar 8 - 7:27 PM

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