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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
Contract: view contract details
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Alex Dickerson (back) is expected to resume baseball activities within the next week.
Dickerson has been hampered by a bulging disc in his back but has made progress in recent weeks. He's stayed in shape by doing cardio and some light weight lifting and will soon add baseball activities to his regimen. Dickerson is on the 60-day DL, so we won't see him in San Diego until June at the earliest. Apr 27 - 10:37 PM

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Padres transferred OF Alex Dickerson from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jabari Blash. Dickerson has a bulging disc in his back and will now be out at least until June.
Apr 7 - 3:35 PM

Padres placed OF Alex Dickerson on the 10-day disabled list with a bulging disc in his back.

He'll likely miss most, if not all, of April. Travis Jankowski will handle left field while Dickerson is sidelined.
Apr 2 - 2:46 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Ryan Schimpf
2Cory Spangenberg
SS1Erick Aybar
2Luis Sardinas
3Allen Cordoba
3B1Yangervis Solarte
LF1Travis Jankowski
2Alex Dickerson
3Jabari Blash
CF1Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jhoulys Chacin
2Jered Weaver
3Trevor Cahill
4Clayton Richard
5Luis Perdomo
6Christian Friedrich
7Robbie Erlin
8Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Miguel Diaz
6Craig Stammen
7Buddy Baumann
8Jarred Cosart
9Jose Torres