The Padres announced today that they have selected the contract of Alex Dickerson. He’ll take the active roster spot of righty Luis Perdomo, who was optioned. A 40-man opening was created by moving right-hander Brett Kennedy to the 60-day IL.
Dickerson returns to the majors just before his 29th birthday. He was dropped from the San Diego 40-man roster after the 2018 season but re-signed on a minors pact.
A former third-round pick, Dickerson has more or less always produced when healthy. He consistently drubbed minor-league pitching and turned in a strong .257/.333/.455 slash in his first full look at the majors in 2016.
Unfortunately, that’s the last we had seen of Dickerson in regular-season action. Back and elbow injuries robbed him of two consecutive campaigns.
Dickerson has picked up right where he left off at Triple-A, making this an interesting promotion to watch. Through 104 plate appearances in 2019, he’s slashing .360/.462/.593 with five home runs and a confidence-inspiring 17:13 K/BB ratio.
Really awesome story! So glad to see him in the majors.
Nice to see him get back to the majors
Why do the Padres need another outfielder on their major league roster?
Because he’s a lefty . Padres need a left bat
Look at the stats for their OFs.
Now there is a name i haven’t heared in a long time *Obi wan voice
General Kenobi. I remeber you from mlb.com. Rip comment section
He’s more machine now than man
Very cool to see Alex back again. I remember way back when he was a Pirate minor leaguer. The Bucs traded him to the Padres during an offseason for the forgettable Jaff Decker and… Miles Mikolas. Mikolas never even pitched as a Pirate: he was traded away a month later for the even more forgettable Chris McGuinness.
Also, I just looked up Dickerson’s bbref.com page, and it says that his nickname is “Grandpa”. There’s got to be a good story behind that name.
Well, he’s not a real exciting interview….but a great bat when healthy. Watched him in high school. He was a beast. Hit a homerun in Tampa Bay a few years ago that is still traveling I believe…
Are you confusing him for Corey Dickerson?
I remember watching this guy a few years ago when the Padres were playing in Toronto and he hit an absolute blast in the 5th deck! Good to see him back. Stay healthy.