LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired utility player Skip Schumaker from the St. Louis Cardinals in exchange for minor league shortstop Jake Lemmerman, the Dodgers announced Wednesday.
Schumaker is a .288 career hitter over eight seasons, all in St. Louis. He has played all three outfield positions, as well as second base.
The move seems to have been prompted by the recommendation of new Dodgers hitting coach Mark McGwire, who worked with Schumaker in St. Louis.
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