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Thursday, February 22, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL TRADE FALLOUT: PIRATES PICK UP ALL-STAR OUTFIELDER COREY DICKERSON FROM RAYS

The Tampa Bay Rays were at it again in terms of wheeling and dealing on Thursday as they sent 2017 All-Star outfielder Corey Dickerson to the Pittsburgh Pirates for RHP Daniel Hudson, infielder Tristan Gray, and cash.  Last season Dickerson earned an All-Star nod as he belted 27 home runs and batted .282 for the Rays but the team shockingly DFA'd him earlier this week as part of a series of moves that also included the signing of Carlos Gomez and the trade of Steven Souza to the D-Backs.  In terms of Dickerson, he will remain in a pitching-leaning ballpark with the Pirates and pretty much replaces the traded Andrew McCutchen in the outfield in joining Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco.  Dickerson's arrival also means that Pirates outfield prospect Austin Meadows won't be a factor at the major league level for awhile as well.  In the end, Dickerson remains a very affordable 25-home run bat who also will help with decent counting stats and an average that won't kill you.  Keep him firmly in the OF 3 realm on your cheat sheets this spring.


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