Rays get OF Dickerson from Rockies for reliever McGee

BY foxsports • January 28, 2016

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Colorado's crowded outfield just wasn't big enough for Corey Dickerson.

The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired Dickerson from the Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee in a trade Thursday that also sent a minor leaguer to each team.

The Rays got third baseman Kevin Padlo and Colorado got right-hander German Marquez.

Colorado had an abundance of left-handed hitting outfielders with the recent signing of Gerardo Parra. In the end, Dickerson - who is not yet eligible for salary arbitration - was deemed expendable over the likes of Carlos Gonzalez and Charlie Blackmon.