Dickerson (elbow) inked a minor-league deal with the Padres on Thursday. Dickerson has spent the past few seasons within the Padres' system, though he failed to play in 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in the spring. He should be fully operational for spring training as the 28-year-old aims to win a spot on the Opening Day roster. In 84 games with the big-league team in 2016, he slashed .257/.333/.455 with 10 home runs and 37 RBI.
Dickerson (elbow) elected to become a free agent after being outrighted from the Padres' 40-man roster Friday. Dickerson missed the entire 2018 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery near the end of March. The outfielder was also sidelined for all of 2017 due to a back issue. He should be fully recovered by the time spring training rolls around, though finding a nice fit may be challenging for the 28-year-old since he hasn't played in over two years.
Dickerson (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday. This is simply procedural, as Dickerson is expected to miss the entire 2018 season after it was announced that he'll undergo Tommy John surgery at the end of March. Shifting him to the 60-day disabled list opens up a spot on the Padres' 40-man roster.
Dickerson (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery at the end of March, Dennis Lin of The Athletic San Diego reports. Dickerson had been trying to rehab his elbow in hopes of avoiding Tommy John surgery. Unfortunately, Dickerson's condition didn't improve, which has led to him requiring the procedure. Heading into the upcoming campaign, Dickerson was expected to be a reserve outfielder for San Diego. However, now that he's poised to miss the season, Hunter Renfroe will likely fill said role.
Dickerson was diagnosed Wednesday with a UCL sprain in his left elbow and will consider his options before deciding upon a course of action, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The next step isn't clear at this point, but there's a chance that Dickerson will avoid having to undergo surgery. The outfielder will likely be sidelined for at least six weeks while recovering from the sprain, and would miss even more time if he happens to go the surgical route. Expect a decision within the next few days. Regardless of how Dickerson chooses to proceed with his rehab, he'll open the season on the disabled list, officially taking him out of consideration for the fourth-outfielder role. Dickerson's injury improves the odds of one of Franchy Cordero, Matt Szczur (oblique) and Travis Jankowski breaking camp with the big club.