Dickerson agreed to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with the Pirates, avoiding arbitration, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports. Not only did Dickerson hit .300/.330/.474 with 13 home runs and eight steals in 135 games last year, but he actually graded out as a quality defender in left field. He should occupy a spot in the middle of the Pirates' order. This is Dickerson's final year of arbitration before hitting the open market next offseason.
Dickerson is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Dickerson has a hit in each of his past four starts, but he'll head to the bench for a day off in the season finale. Barring a pinch-hit appearance, the outfielder will finish the season with 13 home runs, 55 RBI and an even .300 batting average, his best figure since 2015 with the Rockies. Pablo Reyes will slide over to left field to replace him, allowing Jose Osuna to log a start in right field to fill the void.
Dickerson is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs. Dickerson will take a seat for Thursday's series finale as manager Clint Hurdle stacks right-handed hitters against southpaw Jon Lester. Pablo Reyes will start in left field and hit leadoff in place of Dickerson, who is slashing .298/.330/.474 with 13 homers and eight stolen bases through 133 games this season.
Dickerson is not in the lineup against lefty Wade Miley and the Brewers on Sunday. Dickerson hasn't started against a southpaw since mid-August. Jordan Luplow will slide over to left field Sunday, with Pablo Reyes starting in right.
DIckerson went 2-for-4 with a triple and two-run homer Friday against Milwaukee. The home run was his 11th of the season and first since July 22. Dickerson is batting .361 in his last 36 at-bats, including four multiple-hit efforts and eight extra-base hits. He had only three extra-base knocks (all doubles) in his previous 106 plate appearances. For the season, Dickerson is batting .296 and has a chance to finish with a .300-plus batting average for the first time since 2015.