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SEP 9, 6:46p ET | Joe Reedy
Rotowire: Mar 20 / 8:41a ET
News: Dickerson is having a rough spring, hitting .174 in 24 at-bats, though three of his four hits have gone for extra bases.
Impact: After being signed to a minor league contract in February, Dickerson has been given a shot in the major league camp, but just hasn't performed. Dickerson's chances of making the 25-man roster seem slim. Throughout his career, Dickerson has been a serviceable pinch hitter, but with a number of players ahead of him, Dickerson seems unlikely to crack the major league roster.
Rotowire: Feb 21 / 11:39a ET
News: Dickerson signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays on Saturday that includes an invite to spring training.
Impact: The 32-year-old Dickerson owns a .257/.335/.395 batting line for his career, but he's really struggled since making the jump to the AL in 2011, posting a .297 OBP and .679 OPS in 182 games between New York, Baltimore and Cleveland. He will now join Toronto in hopes of earning a roster spot, but Dickerson will likely only break camp with the big club if one of the team's starting outfielders gets hurt during spring training.
StatsLLC: Feb 21 / 12:00a ET
News: The Toronto Blue Jays have signed Dickerson to a minor league contract and invited him to major league spring training. The Blue Jays made the announcement Saturday.
Impact: The 32-year-old Dickerson hit .224 with two home runs and six RBIs in 41 games for Cleveland last year. Dickerson is a career .257 hitter in 355 games over the past seven seasons while playing for the Indians, Baltimore, the New York Yankees, Milwaukee and Cincinnati.