Report: Dodgers acquire Schumaker

Deal to be finalized

The Los Angeles Dodgers have 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.

The deal will become final when Schumaker passes a physical, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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, and may have recommended him to management.

Lemmerman, 23, spent this past season with double-A Chattanooga and hit .233 with seven home runs and 46 RBI.