Dixon was dropped from the 25-man roster with the Reds in need of extra bullpen help after seven relievers were used in Tuesday's 12-inning loss to the White Sox. During his six-week stint in the big leagues, Dixon saw action in 29 games and slashed .219/.265/.344 in 34 plate appearances. It shouldn't be long before he's summoned back to the big club.
Dixon went 1-for-1 with a solo homer in Saturday's loss to the Pirates.
After entering the game as a substitute in the eighth inning, Dixon proceeded to take Michael Feliz deep in his only at-bat for his first career big-league homer. The 26-year-old owns an unremarkable .238/.304/.429 line in 16 games -- just three starts -- since being promoted from Triple-A Louisville on May 22 and figures to stick in a reserve role during his time with the big club.
Dixon was recalled from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Dixon was hitting .326 with four home runs and 14 RBI over 37 games at Triple-A. He'll likely be used off the bench during his time with the big-league club. Rosell Herrera was sent down in a corresponding move.
Dixon was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday.
Dixon will unfortunately miss out on an Opening Day roster spot despite putting together a strong spring camp in which he went 14-for-43 with four home runs and four stolen bases. He'll begin the year at Triple-A Louisville with the hopes of playing his way back into the majors.
Dixon is not on the 40-man roster and isn't considered a prospect, so has a few things working against him. However, sometimes that sort of profile fits a utility spot better than a prospect, when the organization wants that prospect to play every day, as the Reds did with Nick Senzel. He's competing against the likes of Alex Blandino, Cliff Pennington and Phil Gosselin for one or two spots, depending on how many relievers the Reds open the season with.
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