Published: Wed, August 22, 2018
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Daniel Murphy Reportedly Claimed Off Waivers

Daniel Murphy Reportedly Claimed Off Waivers

The floundering Washington Nationals placed Bryce Harper on revocable waivers, and the superstar outfielder has reportedly been claimed, according to a report from Chelsea Janes and Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post.

The Nationals on Tuesday took advantage of the August waiver period and parted ways with second baseman Daniel Murphy via trade with the Cubs and first baseman/outfielder Matt Adams, who was claimed and acquired by the Cardinals.

Murphy has been traded to the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple reports.

The deals come three weeks after the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and the Nationals aren't getting much in return.

Murphy got off to a slow start this year coming off of major surgery but is hitting.300/.341/.442 on the season and has been particularly hot of late.

Adams, Harper and Murphy were all pending free agents at the end of the 2018 season. As a member of the Cardinals, Adams played in 486 games with career marks of a.271 batting average with 56 home runs and 217 RBI.

The Cardinals take on the Dodgers Tuesday night in Los Angeles.

Dexter Fowler was also moved from the 60-day DL to the 10-day DL.

Adams is in transit and is expected to join up with the Cardinals organization in the upcoming days, the Cardinals said in a press released.

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