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Rays send McGee to Colorado for Dickerson

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The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly dealt reliever Jake McGee to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Corey Dickerson

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The Tampa Bay Rays have reportedly traded lefthanded reliever Jake McGee to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Corey Dickerson, with each team also swapping a minor league pitcher, per reports on Twitter.

McGee, 29, is a former top pitching prospect who has established himself as a top-flight reliever over the past several years.  He is under contract for $4.8 million for 2016, and then is arb-eligible for 2017 before being a free agent.  The Rockies have also signed Chad Qualls and Jason Motte this offseason, as it appears they are looking to strengthen their bullpen for the 2016 season.

Dickerson, who turns 27 in May, is a left fielder with a career .299/.345/.534 line, although that comes with the caveat that he plays half his games at Coors Field.  The Rockies had a surfeit of outfielders once they signed Gerardo Parra, and Dickerson or Charlie Blackmon appeared the likely candidates to get moved.

No word yet on who the minor league pitchers are, but we'll update this when that info is available.

UPDATE -- Third baseman Kevin Padlo is going to the Rays, and pitcher German Marquez is going to the Rockies.