Where would he play? where would he hit in the lineup? He just does not fit at all into our future plans even if he pans out to be something decent.
Aside from trading Hood, a team can never have too many players. There will be injuries. Somebody will slump, somebody else will just lose it. Think of the Nats OF a couple years ago: Werth + Nix/Gomes, or Hairston, or Cora, sometimes Bernadina. Before that Nyjer Morgan and Elijah Dukes. Nook Logan? Austin Crash?