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Cardinals trade utilityman Skip Schumaker to Dodgers

Dec 11, 2012, 11:23 PM EDT

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From Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times comes word that the Dodgers have acquired utilityman Skip Schumaker from the Cardinals.

No word yet on what St. Louis gets in return.

Schumaker posted a weak .276/.339/.368 batting line with one home run and 28 RBI across 304 plate appearances this summer while playing defensively at second base and all three outfield positions.

The 32-year-old will presumably see playing time all around the diamond in 2013 for Los Angeles. He’s set to hit the free agent market next winter.

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UPDATE, Wednesday, 6:58 PM: The Cardinals received infield prospect Jake Lemmerman from the Dodgers. The 23-year-old is a .285/.377/.448 career hitter through three seasons in the minor leagues.

  1. thebadguyswon - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:36 PM

    I’ll bet OF Kyle Russell is heading to StL

    • okwhitefalcon - Dec 11, 2012 at 11:40 PM

      Sounds like it’s Jake Lemmerman, whoever the hell Jake Limmerman is..

      http://www.yardbarker.com/mlb/articles/report_dodgers_acquire_skip_schumaker_for_jake_lemmerman/12417487

      • jwbiii - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

        Mike Petriello at Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness reports that Lemmerman was part of the Duke Sex List scandal from a few years ago.

        This link is ok for work, others it links to may not be.

        http://www.mikesciosciastragicillness.com/2012/12/11/sources-dodgers-to-acquire-skip-schumaker-for-jake-lemmerman/15012

  2. spudchukar - Dec 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM

    Thanks for the memories Skip. Parting is such sweet sorrow.

  3. tophermike - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:05 AM

    sticking with McGwire huh? hopefully the change of scenery will bring that average back up. good luck Skip

  4. kicksave1980 - Dec 12, 2012 at 1:49 AM

    Good luck to Skip. I always really liked him in STL because he always gave 100%, and I wish him nothing but success with the Dodgers.

  5. mj1818 - Dec 12, 2012 at 6:45 AM

    Obviously 1 homer is nothing to brag about. But as a Pirates fan, I wish they would have had one more .276 hitter.

  6. blues1988 - Dec 12, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    to put it in white guy football terms, he wasn’t the best player but he had a high motor. I always liked skippy, sad to see him go.

  7. Beezo-Doo-doo-Zippity-Bop-bop-bop - Dec 12, 2012 at 9:40 AM

    I always hated the way he had to re-adjust his batting gloves between each and every pitch. Suprised he didn’t get plunked more.

    • manchestermiracle - Dec 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM

      Oh, right, ’cause no other player ever does that….

  8. dickclydesdale - Dec 13, 2012 at 4:10 PM

    Padres will finish ahead of the Doyers.

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