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Brewers trade for Mitre

Posted on: March 25, 2011 11:13 am
Edited on: March 25, 2011 11:56 am
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Chris DickersonUPDATE (11:39 a.m. EST): The Brewers have announced they've sent outfielder Chris Dickerson to the Yankees in return for right-hander Sergio Mitre.

Dickerson, 28, was hitting .278/.350/.389 this spring in 36 at-bats. A gifted athlete, Dickerson has struggled with injuries throughout his career. Last week Dickerson was injured in a collision with the Giants' Pablo Sandoval. Dickerson can play all three outfield spots. He has a career .267/.356/.403 slash line with eight home runs and 20 stolen bases in 527 plate appearances in parts of three seasons.

Dickerson was acquired by the Brewers last season in a trade with the Reds for Jim Edmonds.

Sergio MitreThe Brewers have acquired Sergio Mitre from the Yankees,'s Jerry Crasnick reports via Twitter.

Mitre appeared to be the odd-man out of the Yankees' rotation, behind Ivan Nova and Bartolo Colon for the last two spots in New York's rotation. The Yankees also have Freddy Garcia and have signed Kevin Millwood to a minor-league deal.

This spring, Mitre has a 5.73 ERA in 11 innings, striking out eight and walking one. Mitre was 0-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 27 games last season, making three starts.

He goes back to the National league, where his ERA was actually worse. In five years with the Cubs and Marlins, Mitre was 10-23 with a 5.36 ERA in 78 games and 52 starts.

Mitre, 30, has started 64 games in his career and is 13-25 with a 5.48 ERA as a starter. He was 0-2 with a 5.93 ERA in eight starts last season.

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Since: Jan 2, 2007
Posted on: March 25, 2011 1:32 pm

Brewers trade for Mitre

It sure sounds like Brian Cashman is making plans for keeping Freddy Garcia warming up in the bullpen while Bartolo Colon gets the first shot at the 5th slot in the rotation.  Gotta love the Yankees for stockpiling aging arms to try and keep things rolling towards the Promised Land.

Word of warning, Yankee fans-- Kevin Millwood threw batting practice quality stuff almost all season in Baltimore last year.  He was loving the gopher ball and ground balls were almost non-existant.  Good luck!

Since: Oct 20, 2010
Posted on: March 25, 2011 1:27 pm

Brewers trade for Mitre  Dickerson, the "gifted athlete" referred to in the article is definitely an outfielder.

Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: March 25, 2011 1:17 pm

Brewers trade for Mitre

Nice work Lonnie.....

Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2011 1:06 pm

Brewers trade for Mitre

You do realize he's a pitcher, don't you?

Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: March 25, 2011 12:37 pm

Brewers trade for Mitre

Trade is fine by me......hopefully "gifted athlete" means good defense and he can hit lefties.......

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