Dickerson will miss at least a few days with a sore left shoulder, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. He dealt with a swollen foot earlier this spring, so the non-roster spring training invitee has had a rocky audition for a role on the 2017 Orioles. Look for him to spend most, if not all of the year at Triple-A Norfolk.
Dickerson is dealing with a swollen foot, MASN Sports' Roch Kubatko reports. Dickerson fouled a ball off his right shin in the Orioles' spring opener and while he initially played through the injury, he experienced renewed swelling after switching to a different pair of cleats in a game over the weekend. He was limited to fielding and hitting drills Monday, but plans to test out the foot by running Tuesday. The veteran outfielder is attending camp on a minor-league deal and appears to be a long shot to make the Opening Day roster.
Dickerson signed a minor league contract with the Orioles on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports. The journeyman outfielder spent the 2016 campaign in the Orioles system at the Double-A level, piecing together an excellent .322/.385/.610 slash line to go with a good walk rate. He struck out nearly a quarter of the time, though, and despite his power and major league experience, he'll likely act as an organizational depth piece.
Dickerson will rest for the next two days in an effort to prevent overexertion, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Rays manager Kevin Cash explains the time off as a component of a plan to prevent the power-hitting first baseman/outfielder from swinging too much. We're trying to be smart, back him off a little bit,'' Cash said. "He's good to go. We're very happy where he's at.'' Dickerson, coming off back-to-back .300 seasons in Colorado, is hitting .250 with one home run and three RBI over 24 spring training at-bats.
The Blue Jays have re-assigned outfielder Chris Dickerson to minor-league camp, leaving the team's spring roster at 43 players, Sportsnet reports. He was just 4 for 27 with three doubles and five walks in Grapefruit League play.