The Tampa Bay Rays worked out a deal to acquire outfielder David DeJesus from the Washington Nationals.
The Rays are giving up either a player to be named later or cash considerations. DeJesus, 33, is expected to join them Friday. OF Jason Bourgeois was designated for assignment to clear a spot on the roster.
DeJesus has the ability to play all three outfield spots.
He hit .247 with 6 homers and 27 RBIs in 87 games this season, mostly with the Cubs.
The Rays have eyed DeJesus for a while. In July 2010 they were working on a trade to get him from Kansas City, but he tore a tendon in his right thumb. DeJesus hits more for average than power, with a career .279 average and .771 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.
He spent the bulk of his career with the Royals, was traded to the A's in 2011, then signed a two-year deal with the Cubs. The Nationals claimed him on waivers Monday but put him right back out on waivers, which is how the Rays got involved.
DeJesus, who played in Thursday's game for the Nationals against the Cubs, has about $2.5 million owed on his current contract ($1 million salary, $1.5 million buyout on a $6.5 million 2014 option).
DeJesus' wife, Kim, tweeted Thursday: "Wait what? I give up. Just let me know when seasons over and where Dave ended up."