Dodgers Acquire Skip Schumaker From Cardinals

WEDNESDAY: The Dodgers announced the deal: Schumaker for Lemmerman.

TUESDAY: The Dodgers have acquired Skip Schumaker from the Cardinals, a source tells Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter).  Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness first reported that the Dodgers would acquire Schumaker for minor league shortstop Jake Lemmerman

Cards General Manager John Mozeliak recently acknowledged that Schumaker was a trade candidate.  The 32-year-old will earn $1.5MM in 2013, the last year on his contract.  The Twins were also reportedly interested in the left-handed hitter who owns a .345 career on-base percentage, but has struggled to hit lefties.  The emergence of young talent in St. Louis ultimately led to Schumaker's exit after eight big league seasons.

Schumaker posted a .276/.339/.368 slash line last season in 304 plate appearances.  The veteran has experience playing second base as well as all three outfield positions.

Lemmerman, 23, spent the 2012 season with the Dodgers' Double-A affiliate.  The 2010 fifth round selection posted a .233/.347/.378 batting line in 449 plate appearances while playing shortstop and second base.


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