Estrada Designated For Assignment

To make room for Lastings Milledge, the Nationals designated catcher Johnny Estrada for assignment yesterday.  Estrada, 32, signed a one-year $1.25MM deal with the Nats in January.  He hit .170/.200/.170 in 55 plate appearances, hobbled by a right elbow injury much of the season.

Estrada doesn’t want to go to the minors, and talked about being ready to go home.  It seems unlikely that a contender will pick him up.


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