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 waiting for confirmation" and the deal was "not official yet."
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 i...