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Rays get OF Dickerson from Rockies for reliever McGee

Colorado's crowded outfield just wasn't big enough for Corey Dickerson.

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired Dickerson from the Rockies for left-handed reliever Jake McGee in a trade Thursday that also sent a minor leaguer to each team.

The Rays got third baseman Kevin Padlo and Colorado picked up right-hander German Marquez.

In another move, Tampa Bay reached a one-year, $4.75 million deal with free agent first baseman/outfielder Steve Pearce.

Colorado had an abundance of lefty-hitting outfielders with the recent signing of Gerardo Parra. In the end, Dickerson — who is not yet eligible for salary arbitration — was deemed expendable over the likes of...