Nationals trade Daniel Murphy, Matt Adams

Chris Lingebach
August 21, 2018 - 2:54 pm
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The Nationals have traded Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and Matt Adams to the Cardinals.

LISTEN: Mike Rizzo Addresses Murphy, Adams Trades

Washington receives infielder Andruw Monasterio from the Cubs and a player to be named later. Monasterio, a 21-year-old second-base prospect for the Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans, is hitting .263 with 14 doubles, two triples, three home runs and 31 RBI in 109 games.

The Nats last Friday placed Murphy, Adams, Bryce Harper, Gio Gonzalez and Mark Reynolds on revocable waivers, according to Chelsea Janes. Teams that put in claims – and at least Harper, Murphy and Adams were claimed, Janes reported – had until Tuesday afternoon to work out a trade with Washington.

The Nats are receiving cash considerations from the Cardinals for Adams, according to Jon Heyman.

Harper was also claimed by the Dodgers, as reported by 106.7 The Fan's Grant Paulsen. Although, Heyman reports Harper will not be going anywhere.

The Nationals have confirmed the moves and announced a press conference at 3 p.m. You can listen live here.

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