Corey Dickerson #10 of the Tampa Bay Rays slides into second base against Paul DeJong #11 of the St. Louis Cardinals for a double in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on August 25, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.
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The Pittsburgh Pirates acquire OF Corey Dickerson from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for RP Daniel Hudson, Minor League IF Tristan Gray and $1 million.
The 28-year old batted .282 in 150 games last season and recorded 84 runs, 27 HR and 62 RBI, earning him a start in the All-Star Game.
Corey Dickerson fills a void left in Pittsburgh’s outfield after the Pirates traded Andrew McCutchen to the San Francisco Giants in January. Corey Dickerson is expected to start in left field alongside CF Starling Marte and RF Gregory Polanco.
Daniel Hudson struggled with the Pirates last season but will likely appear in a setup role in Tampa Bay’s bullpen.
Tristan Gray, who was a first-round pick in 2017, will continue to play in the Minor Leagues.