The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday afternoon that they have acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Tampa Bay Rays for pitcher Daniel Hudson, infield prospect Tristan Gray and cash considerations. Dickerson was designated for assignment by the Rays earlier over the weekend.

The Pirates have been signing outfielders for their open left field spot, but you have to now assume that Dickerson will now be penciled in as the starter. The 28-year-old hit .282/.325/.490 for the Rays last year. He had 33 doubles and 27 homers, which helped earn him a spot in the All-Star game. In five seasons in the majors, he has hit 24+ homers three times. Dickerson has a career .280/.325/.509 slash line in five seasons, though he did spend his first 265 games in Colorado. He received $5.95 M in ...

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