Dickson (shoulder) signed a contract with the Rakuten Golden Eagles of NPB, the Japan Times reports.
He had shoulder surgery in October and was cut by the Dodgers in November. Dickson opted for a steady paycheck in Japan over another year chasing a big-league promotion stateside.
Dickson (shoulder) was cut by the Dodgers on Monday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
Dickson spent most of his time with Triple-A Oklahoma City last season, hitting .246/.328/.484 with 24 homers in 116 games. He saw time with the big club as a September callup, but failed to impress in his little playing time (1-for-7) before injuring his shoulder. He'll likely need to prove his shoulder is fully healthy before he's able to find a deal for next season.
Dickson was placed on the 60-day disabled list Friday with a shoulder injury, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.
The Dodgers were in need of a 40-man roster spot, so they decided to remove Dickson from the list by adding him to the 60-day disabled list. It's not clear how long he will need to recover from his injury, so it remains to be seen if he will be ready for spring training.
Dickson was called up by the Dodgers on Friday.
Dickson is set to make his major-league debut in the near future after spending the entirety of this season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. During 116 games with the minor-league club, he's slashed .246/.328/.484 with 24 home runs and 76 RBI. Although it's unlikely that Dickson sees a lot of playing time, the Dodgers will want to see if he can perform at the big-league level.
Dickson is batting .338/.393/.621 in 145 at-bats for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
He's missed time with injuries, but when he's been in the lineup, Dickson has been obviously doing quite well. At 26, he's probably a Quadruple-A hitter, but he could get a cup of coffee in the big leagues at some point this year.
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|2013||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||122||468||68||131||32||3||15||88||29||68||4||2||.338||.457||.280|
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