Nationals release outfielder Taveras

Updated: May 21, 2010, 12:56 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- The Washington Nationals have unconditionally released outfielder Willy Taveras.

The Nationals made the move Friday after Taveras cleared waivers. The team had designated him for assignment Sunday.

Taveras hit .200 in 27 games this season. He has four RBIs and one stolen base.

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