Padres rookie outfielder Alex Dickerson is nearing a return to the field after recovering from a hip injury, per the San Diego Union-Tribune. Dickerson, the Pacific Coast League Rookie of the Year, injured his hip while avoiding a pitch during batting practice. But he has been running pregame and has been available for pinch-hitting duties. "We've been building that up over the last four days," Dickerson said. "It's been feeling good. I just came up a little banged-up and I'm just trying to make sure it's 100 percent."
Padres outfielder Alex Dickerson has not been available to play recently after he tweaked his hip during a batting practice session last week, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. It is not known when he might return.
The Padres added three more players to their active roster in advance of Wednesday's game against the Rangers. Right-hander Jon Edwards , who was acquired from Texas in late August as part of the Will Venable trade, has been called up from Triple-A El Paso. Joining him are infielder/outfielder Alex Dickerson and catcher Rocky Gale .
Padres outfielder Will Venable was placed on the paternity leave list Thursday, the team announced. To take his spot on the roster, outfielder Alex Dickerson was recalled from Triple-A El Paso.
The Padres have optioned outfielders Rymer Liriano and Alex Dickerson to Triple-A El Paso, the team announced Wednesday. Liriano played 12 games in the Cactus League this spring, going 4 for 17 with one double and one home run. Dickerson saw just eight games of action, going 3 for 14 with one double and one triple. The team also re-assigned outfielder Rico Noel to minor-league camp Wednesday.