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Corey Dickerson done for season due to fractured left foot

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The Phillies announced on Tuesday that outfielder Corey Dickerson‘s season is over due to a fractured left foot. He has been placed on the 60-day injured list. In a related roster move, reliever Edubray Ramos has been activated from the 60-day IL.

Dickerson, 30, appeared to suffer the foot injury getting out of the batter’s box on a single hit against the Reds in the fifth inning of a September 4 game. He was in the lineup every day after that until September 11, when he appeared to exacerbate the injury running out a ground ball hit in the seventh inning against the Braves. He hadn’t played since then.

Dickerson was a great pickup for the Phillies, acquiring him from the Pirates ahead of the July 31 trade deadline. In 137 plate appearances with the Phillies, he hit .293/.307/.579 with eight home runs and 34 RBI. Overall, Dickerson ends 2019 batting .304/.341/.565 with 12 homers and 59 RBI in 279 PA.

Following the conclusion of the playoffs, Dickerson will become eligible for free agency. One wonders if the Phillies will try to keep him in town, especially with the uncertainty around Andrew McCutchen (injury) and Odúbel Herrera (domestic violence incident). The club will have Jay Bruce returning for the final year of his contract next year, but he has also not been a picture of perfect health.

Giants sign Drew Smyly to one-year deal

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The Giants announced on Thursday that the club inked pitcher Drew Smyly to a one-year contract. As Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area notes, the contract is of the major league variety.

Smyly, 30, split last season between the Rangers and Phillies with a stint with the Brewers in between. He did not appear in a major league game with the Brewers. In aggregate, Smyly posted a 6.24 ERA with 120 strikeouts and 55 walks over 114 innings.

Smyly will vie for a spot at the back of the Giants’ starting rotation. If he doesn’t make the cut, he could work out of the bullpen. Pitching in the spacious confines of Oracle Park should help Smyly, who gave up 19 homers in Texas and 13 in Philly last season in more hitter-friendly parks.