Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 12/12/12
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...
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