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Phillies send Pence to Giants

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Phillies send Pence to Giants

The Phillies have made another significant move as they continue to sell their assets before the trade deadline. Outfielder Hunter Pence has been traded to the San Francisco Giants, this according to multiple reports by national outlets.

The Phillies will receive three players from San Francisco, catcher Tommy Joseph, outfielder Nate Schierholtz, and pitcher Seth Rosin.

Pence his hitting .271 this season with 17 home runs and 59 RBI. He will join All-Star Game MVP Melky Cabrera in the Giants' outfield as the team looks build on their N.L. West division lead.

The Phillies have become sellers as they sit at the bottom of the N.L. East. They are currently 16.5 games behind the Nationals in the division and could see more space made in a three-game series at Nationals Park that begins Tuesday night.

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Nationals re-sign Howie Kendrick for two-years

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Nationals re-sign Howie Kendrick for two-years

WASHINGTON  -- The Nationals have agreed to a $7 million, two-year contract with outfielder Howie Kendrick, a deal subject to a successful physical.

Agent Pat Murphy confirmed the deal to The Associated Press on Monday. USA Today was first to report the deal.

Kendrick, 34, hit .293 with seven home runs and RBIs in 52 games with Washington after he was acquired from Philadelphia. The versatile right-handed hitter got just three plate appearances off the bench in the playoffs.

In 12 major league seasons with the Los Angeles Angels, Dodgers, Phillies and Nationals, Kendrick is a .291 hitter with a .755 OPS. He's now primarily an outfielder for Washington after playing left field, second base, first base and other positions throughout his career.

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See hilarious highlights from Nats' Racing Presidents tryouts

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See hilarious highlights from Nats' Racing Presidents tryouts

Ever wonder how you can become one of the Washington Nationals' Racing Presidents or what it takes to get the job?

The team recently detailed the requirements and held tryouts on Sunday for the next group of presidents to carry on the 12-season tradition.

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While the basic requirements are pretty standard — be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma, etc. — the specifics are quite unusual compared with a typical job. Among them, presidential candidates need to be at least 5-foot-7 but no taller than 6-foot-6 and able to run from centerfield to first base in a 50-pound costume. Needless to say, those who were invited to try out had to be in pretty good physical shape.

So in bitter cold temperatures, participants raced against each other in a 40-yard dash with the 50-pound costume on. They also danced.

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday’s Racing Presidents tryouts.

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