The Cardinals have traded utility man Skip Schumaker to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The trade, first reported by Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, won’t be finalized until Schumaker passes the physical exam.
Schumaker hit .276 in 2012 and is a .288 hitter lifetime over 8 seasons. He’s proved very versatile through his role as a utility man. Drafted in 2001, Schumaker has been a Cardinal his entire professional career. He has won two World Series with the team.
In return for Schumaker the Cardinals have received AA shortstop Jake Lemmerman from the Dodgers. Lemmerman hit .233 in 2012 with Chattanooga. He was drafted in 2010 out of Duke.
Schumaker makes his home in Southern California and the trade will bring him home along with reuniting him with former hitting coach and long-time friend Mark McGwire.
He is expected to play second and centerfield with the Dodgers.