The Los Angeles Dodgers made another move in a busy offseason, getting utility player Skip Schumaker from St. Louis in a trade for for minor-league shortstop Jake Lemmerman.
Schumaker, 32, had spent his entire eight-year career in the major leagues with the Cardinals. The .288 career hitter has experience playing second base and in the outfield.
It's likely the Dodgers will use Schumaker as a fourth outfielder next season. New Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire worked with Schumaker in St. Louis and, according to reports, may have recommended him to management.
He lost his second base playing time to Daniel Descalso last season, and the Cardinals have a set outfield with Matt Holliday, Jon Jay and Carlos Beltran.
Lemmerman, 23, spent this past season with Double-A Chattanooga, where he hit .233 with seven home runs and 46 RBI.
To make room for Schumaker on the roster, the Dodgers have designated Scott Van Slyke for assignment, according to the club's official Twitter feed.