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Nate Schierholtz | Outfielder

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Nate Schierholtz has agreed to a one-year contract with the Hiroshima Carp in Japan.
The one-year deal is worth $1.16 million, according to the Japan Times. Schierholtz was released by the Rangers at the end of spring training and probably would have had to settle for a non-guaranteed minor league contract if he remained in the United States. Apr 11 - 7:06 PM
Source: Japan Times

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Rangers released OF Nate Schierholtz.

The club had signed the outfielder to a minor league deal and invited him to spring training, but he was told he would make the club Saturday and asked for his release. He's now a free agent and will attempt to catch on somewhere else.
Mar 28 - 4:29 PM

Nate Shierholtz was informed Saturday that he would not make the Rangers' Opening Day roster.

He would've stood to make $1.75 million if he made the team. It's unclear if he'll ask for his release and look for a job elsewhere, or if he'll accept an assignment to the minor leagues.
Mar 28 - 2:30 PM

Rangers signed OF Nate Schierholtz to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

He'll make $1.75 million assuming he cracks the Opening Day roster, which shouldn't be an issue because he's probably their best option to start in left field versus righties. Schierholtz hit just .195/.243/.309 for the Cubs and Nationals last season but slugged 21 homers in 2013 and has always had a solid glove.
Feb 6 - 6:02 PM

According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, the Orioles have been in contact with free agent Nate Schierholtz.

Baltimore could really use an outfielder and the decent free agent options are falling off the board quickly. Schierholtz batted just .195/.243/.309 in 122 games last season between the Cubs and Nationals, but he was pretty productive for Chicago in 2013. Schierholtz will turn 31 years old in February.
Jan 20 - 5:47 PM

According to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro, the Marlins are viewing free agent Nate Schierholtz as a candidate to serve as their fourth outfielder in 2015.

Miami has also expressed interest in Ichiro Suzuki for this backup outfield role. Schierholtz hit just .195/.243/.309 in 122 games last season between the Cubs and Nationals, but he was highly productive in 2013 and will only be entering his age-31 season. The former second-round pick of the Giants should come pretty cheap.
Jan 5 - 2:37 PM

Nate Schierholtz had an RBI triple in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Schierholtz plated Jose Lobaton with a three-bagger in the Nationals' two-run fifth inning, and that's all the tallies they needed. The veteran outfielder has six hits in 33 at-bats since joining Washington.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 03:52:00 PM

Nationals purchased the contract of outfielder Nate Schierholtz from Triple-A Syracuse.

Schierholtz is up after just four Triple-A games in which he went 3-for-19. Starts will be few and far between for him unless someone ahead of him gets hurt, so don't expect him to have any fantasy value.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:23:00 PM

Sources told the Washington Post's James Wagner that Nate Schierholtz is being called up by the Nationals today.

Schierholtz has played in just four minor league games since signing with the Nationals, going 3-for-19 with a homer. While Wagner doesn't have any info on the corresponding move, one imagines that Michael Taylor will be sent back down to the minors to make room.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 11:57:00 AM

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.
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 12:59:00 PM

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.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 06:21:00 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.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 03:05:00 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.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 10:30:00 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.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 03:40:00 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.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 06:48:00 PM

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