Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Oct 01 '78

Cubs signed OF Nate Schierholtz to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

The deal was announced over two weeks ago and has finally become official. He can also earn $500,000 more in incentives. Schierholtz has posted an uninspiring .270/.319/.409 batting line over six seasons but is expected to start in right field, with David DeJesus handling center until Brett Jackson is deemed ready.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Sep 16 '78

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com 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 Sep 16 '78

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 Sep 16 '78

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 Sep 15 '78

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

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Sep 12 '78

According to Buster Olney of ESPN.com, 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 Sep 10 '78

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 Jun 12 '78

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 Jun 06 '78

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 Jun 03 '78

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.