The crowded outfield of the Tampa Bay Rays got a little more packed Thursday afternoon when the team traded for Colorado outfielder Corey Dickerson.
It added one more bat – a promising one, judging by Dickerson’s production so far in his young career – to an outfield that already has promise.
There is Kevin Kiermaier, the reigning gold-glove center fielder.
And Steven Souza Jr., who showed promise although he didn’t hit for much average.
There is Desmond Jennings, who was injured much of last year.
There is Mikie Mahtook, who finished the season strongly.
There is Steve Pearce, signed just last week.
There is Brandon Guyer, who had a nice enough season off the bench last year.
And, of course, there is Dickerson.
The Rays gave up two arms to get him and minor league third baseman Kevin Padlo, including lefty reliever Jake McGee. The other one is prospect German Marquez.
It all makes you wonder if the Rays have another move in them. Jennings, perhaps? James Loney?
There are 22 days left until spring training.