Nats release Matt Stairs

Matt Stairs was let go by the Washington Nationals on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (REUTERS/Scott Audette)

Matt Stairs was let go by the Washington Nationals on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (REUTERS/Scott Audette)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:35 PM ET

Canadian outfielder Matt Stairs is looking for work.

The Washington Nationals released Stairs Monday, likely ending the 43-year-old's big league career. In 56 games with the Nationals this season, Stairs hit .154 with no homers and two RBI.

Stairs started his MLB career with the Montreal Expos in 1992. In 19 seasons with a record 13 different teams, the Saint John native hit .262 with 265 home runs and 899 RBI.


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