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Alex Dickerson | Outfielder | #24

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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 has opted to rehab the sprained UCL in his left elbow, avoiding season-ending Tommy John surgery.
That's the plan, at least, but if the rehab doesn't take, Dickerson will still probably require the surgery. Either way, he's out for at least the first month of the regular season and maybe longer. It's a bad beat for the 27-year-old, who missed the entire 2017 season due to back issues. Mar 10 - 8:08 PM

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Alex Dickerson has been diagnosed with a sprained UCL in his left elbow.

It's an injury that can sometimes lead to Tommy John surgery. Dickerson missed the entire 2017 campaign because of lingering back problems and his status for 2018 is up in the air. The now-27-year-old once looked like a promising young outfielder for the Padres.
Mar 7 - 12:30 PM

Alex Dickerson (elbow) is not expected to be ready for the start of the 2018 regular season.

Dickerson has been battling left elbow soreness since the early days of Padres camp and is "continuing to be evaluated by team doctors," per AJ Cassavell of That's all the information available at this time. Dickerson missed the entire 2017 season because of a lingering back injury.
Mar 6 - 5:35 PM

Alex Dickerson has dealt with a sore left elbow early on in camp.

Dickerson had been slated to make his spring debut Sunday, but he's not ready yet. He can't afford to miss too much time this spring after being out for all of 2017 with a nagging back injury.
Feb 25 - 12:58 PM

Padres activated OF Alex Dickerson, RHPs Carter Capps and Colin Rea and LHPs Robbie Erlin and Matt Strahm from the 60-day disabled list.

They're all now back on the 40-man roster. Dickerson missed all of this past season with a lingering back issue.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 05:45:00 PM

Alex Dickerson had another setback with his lingering back injury.

He'll see some specialists this week and try to get some answers. Season-ending surgery is a possibility. Dickerson has been on the disabled list since the end of spring training because of a bulging disc.
Tue, Jun 13, 2017 07:23:00 PM

Alex Dickerson (back) took four at-bats in an extended spring training game Monday.

Dickerson was slowed last week by renewed discomfort in his back, but it clearly wasn't a major issue. The outfielder should soon be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment. He was placed on the disabled list at the end of spring training with a bulging disc.
Tue, Jun 6, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Alex Dickerson (back) felt soreness in his upper back following a recent batting practice session.

Dickerson has been out all season with a bulging disk in his lower back. The Padres are unsure if the two ailments are related, but obviously it's not an encouraging development. It's unclear what the next step is.
Sun, Jun 4, 2017 02:27:00 PM

Alex Dickerson (back) is hopeful of getting at-bats as a designated hitter in extended spring training games in Arizona starting this weekend.

Dickerson is making his way back from a disc protrusion in his back. He might be ready for a minor-league rehab assignment around June 10 barring any setbacks. "He's feeling good and pushing really hard to be cleared to go play," manager Andy Green said.
Sat, Jun 3, 2017 02:36:00 AM

Padres manager Andy Green expects Alex Dickerson (back) to return by mid-June.

That's assuming there are no setbacks in his recovery from a bulging disc. Dickerson will be re-evaluted by a doctor on Monday and will ramp up his activity if he gets good news. The 26-year-old clubbed 10 homers in 84 games for the Friars last season.
Sat, May 13, 2017 06:44:00 PM

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.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 10:37:00 PM

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.
Fri, Apr 7, 2017 03:35:00 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.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 02:46:00 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.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 12:51:00 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.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017 12:51:00 PM

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3B1Chase Headley
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LF1Jose Pirela
2Hunter Renfroe
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