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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 conversation between his agent and general manager John Mozeliak after the season when Schumaker conveyed that hed be open to a trade if it meant a better opportunity elsewhere.
Mozeliak confirmed at last weeks Winter Meetings in Nashville that he was seeking to honor Schumakers request and the Dodgers surfaced as one of the first teams to show interest.
Its not yet confirmed what the Cardinals will be receiving back in the trade. The Los Angeles Times reported that Schumaker must pass a physical Wednesday for the deal to become official.
The left-handed hitting Schumaker was a fifth round draft pick by the Cardinals in 2001 and first broke into the big leagues with them in 2005. He has a career .288 batting average in eight Major League seasons in St. Louis in 2,442 at-bats.
Schumaker attended the University of California at Santa Barbara and still lives in the Los Angeles area in the offseason. The trade reunites him with friend and former hitting coach Mark McGwire, who left the Cardinals to join the Dodgers last month.
He transformed into an adequate option at second base prior to the 2009 season but saw little to no playing time there down the stretch in 2012. Matheny went with the stronger defensive option in Dan Descalso despite him struggling much more at the plate.
Cardinals fans and media alike wondered why Schumaker wasn't getting more playing time late in the season despite his stronger numbers at the plate. Matheny once became agitated during a pregame chat with reporters in which a series of repeated questions were asked about why Schumaker wasn't playing.
Schumaker has one year remaining on a two-year, 3 million deal signed last winter.
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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...
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.
Source: the #Dodgers have acquired Skip Schumaker from the #Cardinals.
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 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...
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...