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.