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Alex Dickerson | Outfielder | #24

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/26/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (0) / PIT
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Alex Dickerson has been diagnosed with a disc protrusion in his back and will be sidelined for the next 3-4 weeks.
Dickerson won't need surgery, but he can obviously now be ruled out for the first couple weeks of the 2017 regular season. He entered spring training with good odds of claiming a share of the Padres' starting left field job. Travis Jankowski and Jabari Blash will likely work in a platoon there to open the year. Mar 16 - 12:51 PM

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Padres manager Andy Green said Wednesday that Alex Dickerson (back) will see a spine specialist.

Dickerson recently experienced a setback with his back injury, so the Padres want to see if there's anything different they can do to get him on track. His chances of being ready for Opening Day are looking increasingly doubtful.
Mar 15 - 12:51 PM

Alex Dickerson has experienced a setback in his recovery from a back injury.

Dickerson made his Cactus League debut this weekend, but it apparently did not go totally smoothly. His status for Opening Day is now in question. Look for a fresh update on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Mar 13 - 12:53 PM

Alex Dickerson (back) is hitting cleanup in his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Dickerson has been on the shelf since tweaking his back during the first week of spring training. He's expected to win the starting job in left field, but will have to prove his health and avoid any further setbacks the rest of the way.
Mar 11 - 10:01 AM

Alex Dickerson (back) could make his Cactus League debut on Saturday.

Dickerson tweaked his back during the first week of spring training, but he went through a full practice Thursday morning in Padres camp. He'll probably DH in his spring debut before the Friars clear him for outfield play. Dickerson is trying to win the starting left field job in San Diego.
Mar 9 - 12:27 PM

Alex Dickerson (back) took batting practice and shagged flyballs Tuesday.

It's the first time he's gone through the majority of the Padres' workouts since he tweaked his back during the first weekend of camp. Dickerson entered spring training as possibly the favorite to start in left field, but he'll need to get into game action soon.
Mar 7 - 5:44 PM

Alex Dickerson played catch Wednesday for the first time since injuring his back in the early part of camp.

Dickerson has been limited for about a week and a half, but he's feeling good now. Look for him to make his Cactus League debut soon.
Mar 1 - 10:20 AM

Alex Dickerson (back) could make his Cactus League debut later this week.

Dickerson is almost fully recovered from a stiff back that's kept him on the shelf for a week. He took the day off Monday but is nearly game-ready and the time he's missed shouldn't be that big of a deal.
Feb 27 - 4:32 PM

Padres manager Andy Green said of Alex Dickerson's (back) recovery that "it’s been a little bit of a slow process for him."

Dickerson has been sidelined for the last week with back stiffness. Green said that the outfielder remains day-to-day but added that Dickerson won't be ready to play in games for at least a few more days. Dickerson is hoping to be the Padres' Opening Day left fielder.
Feb 26 - 10:31 AM

Alex Dickerson said Thursday that his back injury has shown "substantial improvement."

Dickerson continues to be held out of workouts at Padres camp, but this has been called a minor issue from the jump. The outfielder should be ready for Cactus League games by the middle of next week.
Feb 23 - 11:32 AM

Alex Dickerson (back) was held out of workouts for the third straight day on Wednesday.

Padres manager Andy Green previously downplayed the issue, but it has turned out to be a nagging issue. He's going to be examined by team doctors just to make sure nothing serious is going on.
Feb 22 - 12:17 PM

Alex Dickerson (back) missed another workout Tuesday at Padres camp.

The corner outfielder also sat out of drills Monday after developing some stiffness in his back over the weekend. Padres manager Andy Green said it's no big deal. There is plenty of time for Dickerson to catch back up.
Feb 21 - 9:39 PM

Alex Dickerson was held out of workouts on Monday because of back stiffness.

The Padres aren't concerned that it might be a long-term thing. Dickerson is competing for a starting corner outfield job this spring after batting .257/.333/.455 with 10 homers in 285 plate appearances for San Diego last season.
Feb 20 - 4:11 PM

Alex Dickerson went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Giants.

Dickerson came off the bench to swat a solo home in the eighth inning. It drew the Padres to within 2-1, but neither team would score again after that home run. For the season as a whole, the 26-year-old Dickerson holds a .258/.327/.466 triple-slash to pair with his 10 homers and 35 RBI over 236 at-bats.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 01:25:00 AM

Alex Dickerson hit his ninth homer to account for the Padres' lone run Friday against the Rockies.

Dickerson is making his case for a starting spot in next year's outfield by hitting .262/.326/.475 in 202 at-bats to date. Still, his upside is pretty limited, particularly since he's not a very good outfielder (he began his pro career as a first baseman). The Padres could do worse in left field, but they could also do better.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 02:13:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Christian Bethancourt
3Luis Torrens
4Hector Sanchez
5Tony Cruz
1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
3Jose Pirela
SS1Luis Sardinas
2Erick Aybar
3Javier Guerra
4Allen Cordoba
5Dusty Coleman
3B1Yangervis Solarte
2Brett Wallace
LF1Alex Dickerson
2Jabari Blash
3Collin Cowgill
CF1Travis Jankowski
2Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Clayton Richard
4Christian Friedrich
5Luis Perdomo
6Jarred Cosart
7Trevor Cahill
8Robbie Erlin
9Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Miguel Diaz
7Buddy Baumann
8Keith Hessler
9Jon Edwards
10Craig Stammen
11Jose Torres
12Will Locante
13Jose Ruiz