Nationals Release 11-Year Veteran

After finding no takers for him on the waiver wire after he was DFA'd, and having him refuse a minor league assignment, it's the end of the line for 34-year-old infielder/outfielder Dee Strange-Gordon in Washington.

Despite a .305 batting average, the 11-year veteran really provided little else to his cause, as he was a minus in defensive runs saved, and provided zero impact with his bat.

With no walks and only two extra-base hits at the plate, and a minus-5 in defensive runs saved, he was a minus-0.3 in WAR. 

Even though speed has always been his forte (he has two 60 SB seasons in the majors), he had stolen only 3 bases thus far, against 2 caught-stealing. 

His on-base percentage has hovered below the .300 mark over the last four seasons combined; speed becomes a moot point if he can't get on base. 

Strange-Gordon will try to catch on with another team, hoping that his career .286 average and 336 stolen bases attract some attention. 

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