Cubs Acquire Daniel Murphy From Washington

Posted August 23, 2018

The Cardinals also announced they have activated Carlos Martinez from the 10-day DL.

Harper is one of at least three Nationals players to have been claimed, including second baseman Daniel Murphy and outfielder Matt Adams.

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The playoff-contending Cardinals got the 29-year-old first baseman and left fielder from the Washington Nationals on Tuesday for $50,000.

The Nationals were coming off two consecutive division titles under manager Dusty Baker, who was sacked after last season and replaced by rookie skipper Dave Martinez. Because the deal came after the July 31 non-waiver deadline, the Cubs had to win the claim after the Nats put Murphy on revocable waivers before a trade could be completed. Despite changes to the 25-man roster, the club still has 37 games remaining on the regular season schedule, and will play the Phillies six times in the next nine days. Carpenter was quick to welcome Adams back to the team on Tuesday, joking he would "bathe" his former teammate in salsa.

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Adams hit.257 with 18 homers and 48 RBI in 249 at-bats after signing with Washington in the offseason. He made two relief appearances during an injury rehabilitation assignment in Springfield (AA) and will join the Cardinals bullpen in Los Angeles tonight.

Fowler, 32, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left foot fracture after fouling a ball off his foot on August 3 in a game at Pittsburgh.

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