The Pittsburgh Pirates have a hole in their outfield after dealing Andrew McCutchen to the Giants, and instead of going with an internal option, the Buccos just acquired an All-Star outfielder via trade.
Former Tampa Bay Rays slugger Corey Dickerson is now a Pirate.
Tampa Bay will receive pitcher Daniel Hudson, minor league infielder Tristan Gray and cash.
Pirates acquire Corey Dickerson from Rays for Daniel Hudson, minor-league INF Tristan Gray and cash.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) February 22, 2018
The Rays made a shocking move last week when they designated Dickerson for assignment, especially since he coming off an All-Star campaign. They had 10 days to trade him before he'd be released or assigned to the minors.
This is an excellent move for the Pirates, who now have a power threat in the middle of their order after the loss of McCutchen. This was a team that should've looked into this, and now they have Dickerson, who is only 28 years, under control through 2020.
In 150 games last season, Dickerson slashed .282/.325/.490 with 27 home runs and 62 RBI.