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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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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

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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

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.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 12:57:00 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.
Sat, May 31, 2014 12:17:00 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.
Mon, May 26, 2014 07:59:00 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.
Sat, May 10, 2014 12:06:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Jose Lobaton
3Sandy Leon
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Mike Carp
4Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Jeff Kobernus
4Wilmer Difo
5Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Kevin Frandsen
CF1Denard Span
2Michael Taylor
3Nate McLouth
4Brian Goodwin
RF1Bryce Harper
2Scott Hairston
3Nate Schierholtz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
7Taylor Hill
8Michael Taylor
9A.J. Cole
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Craig Stammen
3Matt Thornton
4Jerry Blevins
5Aaron Barrett
6Xavier Cedeno
7Blake Treinen
8Erik Davis
9Matt Grace
10Scott McGregor
11Bruce Billings
12Heath Bell
13Mitch Lively
14Evan Meek