Ex-Cub DeJesus traded again, this time to Rays

Ex-Cub DeJesus traded again, this time to Rays
August 23, 2013, 4:15 pm
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Vinnie Duber

David DeJesus has again been traded.

Just three days after the Cubs sent the veteran outfielder to the Washington Nationals, DeJesus was traded yet again on Friday, this time heading from the Nats to the Tampa Bay Rays.

It should make for an inriguing back of DeJesus' baseball card from now on.

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DeJesus appeared in 84 games with the Cubs this season, his second on the North Side. He got into only three as a member of the Nationals, going 0-for-3 in four plate appearances.

It's another in a series of abrupt shakeups for DeJesus this week. His original transition was made slightly easier by the fact that his new team was in town to take on his old team. With the Nats visiting Wrigley Field, DeJesus simply had to walk over to the other club house. This time it won't be that easy, and DeJesus will miss out on a reunion in Kansas City, where the Nats start a series against the Royals tonight. DeJesus spent his first eight big league seasons with the Royals.

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Instead, he'll get another reunion in St. Petersburg. In addition to meeting his newest batch of teammates with the Rays, DeJesus will get to say hello to fellow former Cub Alfonso Soriano, whose Yankees are in Florida for a weekend set with the Rays.

But then it gets even more ridiculous for DeJesus. The Rays fly to Kansas City for a make-up game with the Royals on Monday.

Hopefully DeJesus gets frequent flyer miles.