The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired outfielder Corey Dickerson from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later and international bonus money, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. Injured outfielder Dylan Cozens was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Dickerson, who has a groin injury and will be "eased into action," per General Manager Matt Klentak.
Dickerson is a seven-year veteran that this season, entering Wednesday, slashed .317/.376/.556 wuth 18 doubles, four home runs, 25 RBI, 13 walks and 23 strikeouts spanning 43 games and 141 plate appearances. The 30-year-old bats left-handed.
The McComb, Mississippi, native earned his first and only career Gold Glove Award with the Pirates in 2018, and his first and only career All-Star nod with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017; Dickerson has primarily played left field in his career, and could become the Phillies everyday starter at the position. He has also logged innings playing at the center and right field positions.
Phillies' Recent Additions
- July: RHP Dan Straily, OF Corey Dickerson, LHP Drew Smyly, LHP Jason Vargas, RHP Blake Parker, 2B/OF Jose Pirela, RHP Mike Morin
- June: OF Jay Bruce, INF/OF Brad Miller