The Tampa Bay Rays picked up outfielder Corey Dickerson and infielder Kevin Padlo from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for former Stone Crabs Jake McGee and German Marquez on Thursday.
The left handed McGee was a key member of the Rays bullpen this season, exchanging time with Brad Boxberger as the team’s closer. He was drafted by the Rays in the fifth round of the 2004 draft. He spent 11 games with the Stone Crabs in 2009 and return for a couple rehab games last season.
Marquez was a member of the starting rotation for the Stone Crabs last season. Despite being 7-13 on the season, Marquez came up big in the FSL Divisional Series, lifting the Stone Crabs to victory and sending them into the league championship.
In exchange for the Stone Crabs alumni, the Rays got Dickerson who is a has three years of MLB experience and Padlo a lower level third baseman who spent 2015 split between short-season A and low-A.