Dickerson (ankle) is starting in left field and batting third in Friday's exhibition game against the Rays, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. Dickerson returned to the lineup Thursday as the designated hitter -- and launched a two-run home run -- but Friday he'll see his first action in the outfield since suffering an ankle injury last week. The 29-year-old's return to the field should alleviate any concerns about his availability for Opening Day.
Dickerson (ankle) will serve as the Pirates' designated hitter and bat third in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. The Pirates initially planned to have starting pitcher Trevor Williams hit for himself, but Dickerson received the green light to step in as the DH after taking batting practice earlier in the day. Dickerson will presumably take it easy while running the bases in Thursday's game and may not resume outfield duty for a few more days, but his ability to re-enter the lineup in any capacity suggests he's at little risk of missing Opening Day.
Dickerson (ankle) is not in the lineup for Thursday's spring game against the Phillies, according to John Perrotto of DKPittsburghSports.com. Dickerson and the rest of the Pirates got a day to rest and recover Wednesday with no game scheduled, but he still is not ready to get back on the field just yet. Dickerson should still have time to get ready by Opening Day if he returns to action soon, but his chances of not being available that day increase with each game he misses.
Dickerson (ankle) is not in the lineup for Tuesday's spring game against the Twins, according to Adam Berry of MLB.com. Dickerson will miss a third straight day of action after leaving Saturday's exhibition contest with his injury. He and the rest of the Pirates will have a team off day Wednesday; and with Dickerson considered day-to-day, it's possible he could return to the lineup after that.
Dickerson (ankle) is out of Monday's lineup against the Braves. He exited Saturday's game with right ankle discomfort, an injury he suffered sliding into second base, and has yet to return to game action.
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