Earlier today, the New York Yankees made good on Jon Heyman’s scoop and came to terms on a Minor League deal with Kevin Millwood.
Hours later, the Yankees traded right handed pitcher Sergio Mitre to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder Chris Dickerson.
Mitre was the epitome of expendable for the Yankees, having fallen out of the rotation battle even before the team acquired Millwood. The sometimes starter could offer the Brewers a little bit more than they already have, as they wait for Zach Greinke to return from the Disabled List, but imagining anything beyond that is hopeful to say the least.
Still, pitching in the NL Central is probably somewhat preferable to pitching in the AL East.
Although he’s yet another left handed bat, Dickerson gives the Yankees a fourth outfielder option that can play all three positions, and do so well. When healthy, Dickerson has also shown an ability to get on base and use his speed, something that I’m sure Joe Girardi and the Yankees will value.
With Brandon Boggs, Ryan Braun, Carlos Gomez and Corey Hart already patrolling the outfield in Milwaukee, Dickerson was equally expendable to the Brewers.