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Schierholtz was called up from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday.

Schierholtz will join the big club after just four games with Syracuse, filling the veteran depth role vacated by Nate McLouth (shoulder). In 99 games with the Cubs prior to his release, Schierholtz batted just .192/.240/.300 with six homers and 33 RBI, and it's hard to imagine the change of scenery will lead to a significant turnaround.

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Whether and when Schierholtz gets called up to the major league roster could depend on the health of Nate McLouth, the Washington Post reports.

McLouth is currently on the DL and getting his shoulder checked out, which leaves the Nationals' bench a little short on left-handed hitting options. Should the club determine that McLouth won't be able to help them down the stretch expect him to be shifted to the 60-day DL, which would open a spot on the 40-man roster for Schierholtz.

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Schierholtz agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the Nationals on Wednesday.

Schierholtz was was released by the Cubs last Wednesday, but will provide the Nationals with depth at outfield. He hit just .192/.240/.300 over 99 games with the Cubs this season, but the veteran has a good enough track record to be given a chance by the Nationals, albeit at the minor league level.

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Schierholtz has been placed on release waivers, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Cubs booted Schierholtz from their 40-man roster last week after he hit just .192/.240/.300 in 99 games with the club this season. Schierholtz will become a free agent by Friday, and despite his struggles this season, he did smack 21 homers last year and may draw interest from around the league as a bench bat.

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Schierholtz was designated for assignment Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

With Kyuji Fujikawa activated from the DL, Schierholtz was DFA'd to make room on the roster. He'll head to waivers, and if he's cleared will likely be outrighted to Triple-A Iowa. On the year, Schierholtz is hitting just .192 with 33 RBI and 76 strikeouts in 313 at-bats.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS 3 Months

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.