Padres News: Alex Dickerson Recalled, Kirkman Designated

Credit: UT San Diego
Credit: UT San Diego

The San Diego Padres have made a roster move as the team has promoted Alex Dickerson to the major league roster. The outfielder/first baseman will provide a left-handed bat off the bench for the Padres. He could spill Myers at first if needed as well.

Dickerson has traditionally played outfield, but the unit is terribly crowded at the moment. Melvin Upton Jr., Matt Kemp and Jon Jay are the starters at the moment. The team also has Travis Jankowski and Jabari Blash who are outfielders on the 25-man roster. It is not quite clear at the moment where Dickerson fits with the team.

Michael Kirkman lasted one game for the Padres. He was hit hard in San Francisco this past week allowing six his and four runs in 1.1 innings pitched. The left-handed veteran will hopefully pass waivers and be sent back to El Paso. With the numbers he has put up, it doesn’t seem likely he will be claimed by any team.

The Padres need something offensively and perhaps Dickerson can provide that. He had a slash line of .352/.405/.549 in 22 games and 71 at bats. He has slugged three homers in that time and has driven in 13 runs. The 25-year old native San Diegan from Poway has clearly taken his game to the next level. He has produced at every level and it is time to see if he has what it takes at the major league level.

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