Cubs DFA Nate Schierholtz

Updated: August 6, 2014, 11:04 PM ET

The Chicago Cubs designated outfielder Nate Schierholtz for assignment to make room for reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who was activated off the disabled list Wednesday.

Schierholtz, 30, hit a career-high 21 home runs for the Cubs last season but has struggled this season, batting .192 with just six home runs in 99 games.

Cubs manager Rick Renteria said general manager Jed Hoyer talked with Schierholtz about the decision and that it went well.

"He's a pro. You know he was ...

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