Skip Schumaker (55) connects for a base hit against the Philadelphia Phillies at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Phillies 8-3. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE
(KSDK Sports) -- The St. Louis Cardinals traded utility infielder Skip Schumaker to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for minor league shortstop Jake Lemmerman.
The deal is pending the outcome of a physical, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The 32-year-old Schumaker has spent his entire eight-year career in St. Louis and batted .276 with a homer and 28 RBI in 107 games last season.
Lemmerman, 23, hit .233 with seven homers and 46 RBI in 116 games for Double-A Chattanooga last year.
Schumaker 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.