Video: Corey Dickerson hits a loooooong home run

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Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez got smoked during his start against the Rays in Thursday’s Grapefruit League action. It’s early in spring, so that happens. Part of Gonzalez’s shellacking included a tape measure home run hit by Corey Dickerson, a new member of the Rays picked up over the offseason from the Rockies.

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There’s a building beyond the right field fence, and Dickerson’s home run ball landed on top of it. Per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, it rolled to a stop 569 feet away from home plate. That’s a heck of a dinger.

It will be interesting to see if Dickerson can improve on his numbers away from Coors Field. At Coors Field, he has a 1.085 career OPS; away from his old ballpark, his OPS a meager .695.

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