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  • Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson homers in season finale

    Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson finished the 2015 season in style Sunday, hitting a three-run homer in the Rockies' win over the Giants.

    After a breakout 2014 campaign, repeated bouts with plantar fasciitis along with a case of broken ribs limited Dickerson to just 65 games this season. Even so, there's plenty of reason to be optimistic for Dickerson's prospects heading into the upcoming season.

    In his 224 at-bats in 2015, Dickerson still finished with a .304 average and .869 OPS, marks highly comparable to what he posted in those categories in 2014. With a little better luck on the health front, Dickerson shouldn't have trouble reaching the 20-homer plateau while making a run at 100 RBI.

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    Pirates keep 3B Pedro Alvarez out of Saturday's lineup

    Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the lineup against the Reds on Saturday, Tom Singer of MLB.com reports.

    Alvarez hasn't recorded a hit in his last four appearances and with lefty Brandon Finnegan set to take the mound for the Reds, Alvarez will take a seat in favor of Mike Morse who will hit sixth in the lineup and man first base.

  • Rockies' Corey Dickerson finishes a triply shy of the cycle Friday

    Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson went 3 for 4 with a homer, a double, three RBI and two runs in Friday's win over the Dodgers.

    Dickerson has missed much of 2015 with foot and rib injuries, but has been highly productive when healthy. Since returning to the lineup on Sept. 8, Dickerson has hit .333 with three homers, eight RBI and eight runs. Given his health issues, he may be available in some leagues and could be worth a late-season pickup.

  • Rockies OF Corey Dickerson collects three hits in Wednesday's loss

    Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson went 3 for 5 with a home run, double, and two RBI in Wednesday's 13-7 loss to the Pirates. 

    Dickerson hasn't missed a beat since returning from the disabled list Sept. 8, as he's slashed a respectable .282/.333/.538 over his last 13 games.

    The Rockies have been giving him more frequent days off in September than earlier in the year, but it's hard to fault the team for their reluctance to use him given how banged up he's been throughout the season.

    With a full offseason to recover from the plantar fasciitis issue that has dogged him throughout the season, Dickerson should enter spring training at full health.

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    Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez blasts 25th homer in win over Dodgers

    Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez went 2 for 3 with his 25th homer Sunday against the Dodgers.

    His .786 OPS now sits just below his career best of .788, set in his rookie season of 2010. Alvarez has hit homers in three of his last five games and continues to platoon at first base with right-handed hitters Michael Morse and Aramis Ramirez.

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    Pirates' Pedro Alvarez on bench for Saturday's tilt against Kershaw

    Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers.

    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will give Mike Morse a turn at first base with lefty Clayton Kershaw hurling for the Dodgers. Alvarez is 0-for-9 with seven strikeouts for his career against Kershaw.

  • Rockies hold outfielder Corey Dickerson out of Wednesday's lineup

    Rockies OF Corey Dickerson is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers. Dickerson played 16 innings in the field over the past two days, so he'll get Wednesday off to limit the risk of re-injury on his problematic foot.

    This should be considered a regular day-off, and he is listed as available to pinch-hit against the Dodgers. Kyle Parker will replace him in left field.

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    Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez sits out Game 2 of Tuesday doubleheader

    Pirates first baseman Pedro Alvarez is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cubs.

    Michael Morse will get the start at first base in the nightcap with left-hander Jon Lester toeing the rubber for Chicago. Alvarez went 0-for-2 in Game 1, but he did also draw two walks for the third straight game.

  • Rockies activate OF Corey Dickerson from DL

    The Rockies activated outfielder Corey Dickerson from the disabled list before Tuesday's game, reports The Denver Post.

    Dickerson has been out since late July after suffering non-displaced fractures of two ribs.

  • Rockies' Corey Dickerson hoping to return soon

    Rockies outfielder Corey Dickerson said he's ready to return, but no date has been set, reports MLB.com.

    "I swing as hard as I can, and I don't feel [any rib pain]," Dickerson said. "So that gives me confidence, and I don't worry about it anymore. I was worried at first, but I don't even think about it now."

    Dickerson is on the disabled list after suffering non-displaced fractures of two ribs at the end of July. Manager Walt Weiss said it is possible Dickerson returns before the end of the season.

    "As a player, you never want to go into an offseason as a rehab player," Weiss said. "It's always a lot better approaching the offseason having played."