Looking to add some outfield depth in the wake of Michael Bourn’s latest hamstring injury, the Indians have acquired veteran Chris Dickerson from the Pirates in exchange for a player to be named later or cash.
Dickerson has spent all of this season at Triple-A, hitting .309 with seven homers and an .886 OPS in 65 games for the Pirates’ affiliate.
He played a part-time role for the Orioles last season and the 31-year-old has spent parts of six seasons in the majors for four different teams, hitting a combined .262 with a .339 on-base percentage and .409 slugging percentage. He’s not a starting-caliber big leaguer, but Dickerson is a solid pickup on the cheap.
Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports that Rockies pitcher Tyler Anderson will undergo surgery on his left knee. It won’t be known until after the procedure if Anderson will be able to return at some point this season.
Anderson, 29, struggled over five starts this season, allowing 27 runs in 20 2/3 innings. He had been bothered by discomfort in his left knee since very early in the season. The Rockies demoted him to Triple-A Albuquerque earlier this month, but he hasn’t actually pitched for them due to the knee issue.
Jeff Hoffman is a candidate to take Anderson’s spot in the rotation. He has made one start in the majors this year and has otherwise pitched at Albuquerque.