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The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their busy offseason, acquiring infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker from the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday.
Jake Lemmerman, a minor league shortstop and second baseman, is going to the Cardinals in the trade.
In Schumaker, 32, the Dodgers are adding a native of Southern California whose versatility was valued by longtime Cardinals manager Tony La Russa. Schumaker, who won a World Series ring with the Cardinals in 2011, has a respectable .722 OPS in his career and played four positions -- second base and all three outfield spots -- for St. Louis this year.
The Dodgers figure to have fierce competition for bench roles on their loaded roster, among Schumaker, Nick Punto, Jerry Hairston, Dee Gordon, Juan Uribe, Elian Herrera and Scott Van Slyke. Luis Cruz is the incumbent at third base, but it's possible he could fall into a reserve job if the Dodgers acquire a third baseman from outside the organization.
The Dodgers are on track to boast the largest payroll in baseball during the coming season -- at more than $200 million -- after announcing Zack Greinke's six-year, $147 million contract Tuesday.
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Skip Schumaker is no longer a Cardinal. He's been traded to the Dodgers for a AA infielder.
This isn't a surprise to anyone. Schumaker, the consummate professional, saw the writing on the wall with the Cardinals and discreetly requested a trade from GM John Mozeliak.
I'm pretty sure outside of his family and some truly die hard fans, this is really...
Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness reported tonight the Dodgers have sent infield prospect Jake Lemmerman to the Cardinals for infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker.
The Dodgers, in need of a bench player, land a versatile player in Schumaker, 32, who can play second base and the outfield (including center field). He isn't going to unseat Mark Ellis as...
ST. LOUIS Skip Schumaker is heading home.
The Cardinals traded the southern California native to the Los Angeles Dodgers late Tuesday night, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Schumaker, who fell out of favor with manager Mike Matheny and was rarely used down the stretch, hit .276 and had a .339 on-base percentage in 107 games last season.
His sporadic playing time led to a...
The Los Angeles Dodgers don't just make big moves. In a smaller move yesterday, the Dodgers acquired utilityman Skip Schumaker in a deal with the St. Louis Cardinals. The deal has not been announced by the teams.
According to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, the deal is done.
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ST. LOUIS Unhappy with sporadic playing time late last season, Cardinals second baseman Skip Schumaker had his agent inform the club that hed be open to a trade if it meant a better opportunity to play elsewhere.
His wish was granted Wednesday. And it couldnt have turned out any better.
The Cardinals returned the Southern California native back home, trading him to the Los Angeles...
LOS ANGELES The Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday acquired infielderoutfielder Skip Schumaker from St. Louis in exchange for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman. General Manager Ned Colletti made the announcement.
The eight-year Major League veteran had spent his entire career with the Cardinals, compiling a .288 batting average with 23 home runs and 211 RBI in 810 big league games...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired infielder-outfielder Skip Schumaker from St. Louis for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman on Wednesday.
Schumaker hit .288 with 23 home runs and 211 RBIs in 810 games from 2005-12 with the Cardinals, where he had spent his entire career. The left-handed hitter has a .305 career batting average against right-handers.
The 32-year-old Schumaker...
The Dodgers have acquired Cardinals utility man Skip Schumaker for minor-league shortstop Jake Lemmerman, according to Mike Petriello.
Tonight — well, tomorrow, perhaps, by the time it’s official — that may change. Multiple sources tell me that the Dodgers are in agreement with St. Louis on a deal that would send minor league shortstop Jake Lemmerman for veteran Skip Schumaker...
The Los Angeles Dodgers continued their busy offseason Tuesday, agreeing to acquire infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker from the St. Louis Cardinals, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Jake Lemmerman, a minor league shortstop and second baseman, is apparently going to the Cardinals in the trade. Lemmerman (@schlemmerman12) tweeted late Tuesday night that he was "still...
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Skip Schumaker has been acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers made a trade with the St. Louis Cardinals which will reunite the veteran utility player with hitting coach Mark McGwire. The Dodgers are likely to use Schumaker as a left handed hitting option off the bench. He would serve as the teams fourth outfielder as well as a backup at second base. Schumaker is a .288...
The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired utility man Skip Schumaker from the St. Louis Cardinals writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. The Cardinals will receive minor leaguer Jake Lemmerman.
Schumaker, 32, hit .276/.339/.368 with 1 HR, 28 RBI's and a .310 wOBA in 304 plate appearances for the Cardinals in 2012.
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The Dodgers have acquired utility man Skip Schumaker in exchange for minor league infielder Jake Lemmerman.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, after acquiring utility man Skip Schumaker, began clearing the logjam on their roster Wednesday by designating outfielder/first baseman Scott Van Slyke for assignment.
But the team isn’t finished yet.
Including Schumaker, the Dodgers still feature seven reserve infielders on their 40-man roster. And Nick Punto and Juan Uribe are the two most likely to...