Beltway Notes: Orioles, Chavez, McLouth, Nats

Here's a quick look at items on the Nationals and Orioles..

  • Endy Chavez was designated for assignment earlier today but Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn't expect him to stay idle for long, tweets Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com.  "Endy will end up on his feet shortly. I know Dan's going to explore some things with him," the manager said.  The outfielder was DFA'd in order allow for the promotion of Nate McLouth.
  • Showalter went on to note that McLouth had to be promoted due to his impending opt-out date, Kubatko tweets.  According to the manager, other teams asked about McLouth's ability but the O's opted to promote him instead.
  • Even though the Nationals are welcoming Kurt Suzuki with open arms, the catcher's arrival will have a significant impact on the club's depth chart beyond this year, writes Amanda Comak of The Washington TimesJesus Flores told reporters that he was "shocked" by the news but is now on the same page with the club after meeting with manager Davey Johnson.

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