Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Dec 05 '12

Jerry Crasnick of reports that the Cubs have signed Nate Schierholtz to a one-year contract.

And the Yankees miss out on another one of their targets. Schierholtz can play some defense at the corner outfield spots but has posted an uninspiring .270/.319/.409 batting line over six seasons. He could wind up starting in right field if Brett Jackson begins the season at Triple-A.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Dec 05 '12

The New York Post's Joel Sherman reports that the Yankees have made Nate Schierholtz an offer.

He notes that it's the first formal offer they've made to a position player this offseason. It's not clear how much the offer is for, but Sherman believes the Yankees might try to sign both Schierholtz and Scott Hairston and platoon them in right field.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Dec 05 '12

According to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Braves have interest in Nate Schierholtz.

The Braves are looking for a left fielder, but they likely aren't viewing Schierholtz as a starting option. The 28-year-old outfielder is a .270/.319/.409 career hitter but offers plus defense in left and right field. The Yankees are thought to be the current front-runners for his services.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Dec 05 '12

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Yankees are the early front-runners to sign free agent outfielder Nate Schierholtz.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Dec 02 '12

According to Buster Olney of, nine teams called Nate Schierholtz's representatives within 12 hours after he was non-tendered by the Phillies.

Olney lists the Yankees as one of the clubs that have interest and speculates that the Rays could be players, as well. Schierholtz possesses a so-so career .270/.319/.409 batting line but offers good defense on the outfield corners. Any team that signs him would likely be counting on him in a complementary role.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Nov 30 '12

The Phillies will not tender a contract to OF Nate Schierholtz.

Schierholtz made $1.3 million this season while batting .257/.321/.407 with six homers and a .728 OPS in 269 plate appearances. The Phillies weren't willing to give him a raise in arbitration, but he shouldn't have trouble latching on somewhere as a part-time outfielder.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Sep 01 '12

Phillies activated OF Nate Schierholtz from the 15-day disabled list.

Schierholtz, out since August 12 with a fractured big right toe, went 2-for-17 (.118) over four games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley during his rehab assignment. Assuming he's healthy, he should get semi-regular playing time down the stretch.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Aug 26 '12

Nate Schierholtz (broken toe) will begin a rehab assignment Sunday with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Schierholtz is eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday, but won't be activated. The Phillies plan on having him when rosters expand in September.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Aug 22 '12

Nate Schierholtz (toe) took batting practice Wednesday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list.

It's a good first step, but Schierholtz has only missed just over a week of the 3-4 week timetable the Phillies gave him when he fractured his big right toe. Obviously running will be a bigger test for the outfielder.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Aug 13 '12

Nate Schierholtz (toe) is expected to miss at least three to four weeks.

Schierholtz was placed on the disabled list Monday after fracturing his big right toe during his only at-bat in Sunday's game. It's a tough break for the 28-year-old, who will miss time he otherwise would have spent auditioning for a spot on the 2013 squad. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has hinted that Laynce Nix could be worked into the mix in center field during his absence. Domonic Brown is expected to stay in right field.