Nationals Release Matt Stairs

The Nationals announced today that they have released Matt Stairs.  He'd been designated for assignment on Wednesday to open up a spot for Jonny Gomes.

Stairs, 43, hit .154/.257/.169 in 74 plate appearances for the Nationals this year.  In his 19-year career he's played for the Expos, Red Sox, Athletics, Cubs, Brewers, Pirates, Royals, Rangers, Tigers, Blue Jays, Phillies, Padres, and Nationals.  His body of work may surprise you: .262/.356/.477 in 6023 plate appearances, with 265 home runs and almost $19MM in earnings.

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