Corey Dickerson

Dickerson’s foot injury turns out worse than initially feared

Corey Dickerson, who has been a key part of the Phillies offense since coming over from the Pittsburgh Pirates, will miss the rest of the season with a fracture in his left foot.

Dickerson fouled a ball off his foot on September 4th, but returned to the lineup a couple of days later after being diagnosed with a bone bruise in the foot. Initial x-rays were negative, which led the Phillies to believe Dickerson would be fine, but he reinjured the foot when he was running out a groundball on September 10th.

The Phillies placed Dickerson on the 60-day IL and reinstated right-hander Edubray Ramos, who went on the IL on July 15th with a right shoulder impingement and wound up on the 60-day IL.

With the Phillies, Dickerson hit .293 with eight home runs since being acquired from the Pirates on July 31st for a player to be named later and international slot money. Overall, the 30-year old outfielder hit .304 this season with 12 home runs and 59 RBI. He is a career .286 hitter in 776 major league games with the Rockies, Rays, Pirates and Phillies.

Dickerson is eligible for free agency following the season.

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