Dickerson DFA, O’s trying to work out a trade
The Orioles designated outfielder Chris Dickerson for assignment prior to Friday’s game against Texas, clearing a 40-man roster spot for Henry Urrutia, and they are trying to work out a trade involving the 31-year-old outfielder.
“That will play itself out in the next couple days,” manager Buck Showalter said of Dickerson’s future. “I don’t think that story has been completely written yet. There’s been some things we’ve talked about and I think Chris is going to get a chance to play more. Something that I know he wanted to. He’s been a contributor for us in a lot of ways, a very good defender, and somebody is going to end up with a very good player.”
By placing Dickerson on waivers, Baltimore has 10 days to trade, release or hope Dickerson clears waivers, although a deal seems like the most likely scenario. A left-handed hitter, Dickerson batted .245/.274/.412 in 46 games for the Orioles and he owns a career line of .263/.340/.408 in parts of six Major League seasons.
One of the final roster cuts this spring, Dickerson –who signed a Minor League deal this winter—had his contract selected April 10.