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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
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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. Jun 13 - 7:23 PM

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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.
Jun 6 - 7:13 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.
Jun 4 - 2:27 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.
Jun 3 - 2:36 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.
May 13 - 6:44 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.
Apr 27 - 10:37 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.
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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Austin Hedges
2Hector Sanchez
3Luis Torrens
1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Cory Spangenberg
LF1Jose Pirela
2Travis Jankowski
3Matt Szczur
4Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Trevor Cahill
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Miguel Diaz
4Luis Perdomo
5Clayton Richard
6Dinelson Lamet
7Jered Weaver
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Ryan Buchter
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Kirby Yates
8Jose Valdez
9Buddy Baumann
10Phil Maton