PHOENIX (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers have traded outfielder Chris Dickerson to the New York Yankees for right-hander Sergio Mitre in an effort to bolster their banged-up pitching staff.
The 30-year-old Mitre is 13-29 with a 5.27 ERA in seven seasons with the Cubs, Marlins and the Yankees. Mitre is 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA in 11 innings this spring training. Milwaukee will have to cover several starts while 2009 AL Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke recovers from a broken rib.
The 28-year-old Dickerson was acquired by the Brewers in August last season for Jim Edmonds and had limited action in 25 games last year. He’s hitting .278 with five RBIs in 17 games in spring training, but was expected to lose out for one of the last bench spots to Brandon Boggs and Jeremy Reed.
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From the Yankees:
YANKEES ACQUIRE OUTFIELDER CHRIS DICKERSON
The New York Yankees today acquired outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Sergio Mitre.
Dickerson, 28, has appeared in 173 career Major League games over three seasons with Cincinnati (2008-10) and Milwaukee (2010), compiling a .267 (121-for-454) career batting average with eight home runs and 35 RBI. A left-handed batter and thrower, Dickerson has appeared at all three outfield positions during the course of his Major League career (73G in LF; 54G in CF; 24G in RF).
In 2010, he batted .206 (20-for-97) with no home runs and five RBI in 45 combined games at the Major League level. He played 20 games with Cincinnati before being traded to Milwaukee on August 9 for outfielder Jim Edmonds. He also appeared in 13 games with Triple-A Louisville, batting .442 (19-for-43) with five doubles, three home runs and 7 RBI. A California native, Dickerson was selected by Cincinnati in the 16th round of the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.
Mitre, 30, was 0-3 with one save and a 3.33 ERA (54.0IP, 20ER) in 27 appearances (including three starts) with the Yankees in 2010. Signed by the Yankees as a free agent on November 16, 2008, Mitre went 3-6 with a 5.03 ERA (105.2IP, 59ER) in 39 games (including 12 starts) over two seasons with the club.
With this transaction, the Yankees’ 40-man roster remains at 39 players.
From the Brewers:
BREWERS ACQUIRE RHP SERGIO MITRE FROM THE YANKEES
Send Outfielder Chris Dickerson to New York
MARYVALE, AZ – The Milwaukee Brewers today acquired RHP Sergio Mitre from the New York Yankees in exchange for OF Chris Dickerson. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Melvin.
Mitre, 30, is 13-29 with a 5.27 ERA in 117 games (64 starts) during parts of seven Major League seasons with Chicago-NL (2003-05), Florida (2006-07) and New York-AL (2009-10). He went 0-3 with a 3.33 ERA and 1 save in 27 games (3 starts) with the Yankees last season as he spent time on the disabled list from June 15 to July 24 with a strained left oblique muscle. Mitre was 1-1 with a 5.73 ERA in 5 games (2 starts) this spring training (11ip, 13h, 7r, 7er, 1bb, 8k).
Dickerson, 28, was acquired by Milwaukee from Cincinnati on August 9 last season in exchange for OF Jim Edmonds. He batted .208 with 5 RBI in 25 games with the Brewers. He batted .278 (10-for-36) with 5 RBI in 17 games with the Brewers this spring.