Washington Nationals' Adam Dunn prepares to bat against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Nationals Park in Washington on July 7, 2010. Dunn connected for three homeruns against the Padres. UPI/Kevin Dietsch Photo via Newscom
The trade deadline has come and gone, and Adam Dunn will continue to hit home runs for the Washington Nationals, possibly even tonight against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park. The slugger, who was sought by several teams, will remain with the Nats until at least the end of the season.

The Nats had already traded infielder Cristian Guzman Friday and closer Matt Capps Thursday for prospects.

The New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers, and Tampa Bay Devil Rays had reportedly been interested in Dunn, but the Nationals’ asking price was apparently too high.

Dunn is hitting a career high .278, with 24 home runs and 64 RBIs for the cellar-dwelling Nats, who have a record of 45-58. The first baseman’s numbers, projected over a full season, come out to 38 home runs and 101 RBIs for a team that is sixth-worst in the majors in scoring runs.

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