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Nationals claim Cesar Izturis

Updated: August 6, 2012, 3:25 PM ET
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The Washington Nationals claimed shortstop Cesar Izturis off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday in a move to bolster their infield depth.

Izturis, 32, appeared in 57 games with Milwaukee this season, batting .235 with two home runs and 11 RBIs.

A former Gold Glove award winner, Izturis will fill the roster spot of utility man Mark DeRosa, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a left abdominal strain.

The first-place Nationals already are without All-Star ...

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