Chris Dickerson Lifts Indians In Short Time With Club


Dickerson’s Two Homers Against Scherzer Highlight His Time With Club

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In early July the Cleveland Indians lost Micheal Bourn to a hamstring injury that would shelve the center fielder for three to four weeks.

Already having lost Nyjer Morgan for the year to a knee injury the Indians turned to the trade market for an outfielder.

On July 7th General Manager Chris Antonetti got on the phone and called his old friend Neal Huntington of the Pittsburgh Pirates and worked a deal for outfielder Chris Dickerson.

At the time of the trade Dickerson was playing for the Pirates Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis Indians where he was batting .309/.407/.479 with seven homer and 12 stolen bases.

He got off to a great start with the Tribe batting .375 (12 for 32) over his first 11 games including two home runs. The two home runs came in the same game against Max Scherzer of the Detroit Tigers leading the Indians to a much needed double header sweep of their division rival.

Dickerson’s Two Homer Night

After his first 11 game hot streak he cooled off considerably and his playing time was cut down. Over his last 30 games he hit .152 (10 for 66) to finish the year with a slash line of .224/.309/.327 spanning 112 plate appearances. He was sent outright to Columbus on September 9th for the purpose of granting him his release and on September 16th he officially became a free agent.

Although the full body of work may have been lacking the two homer game against Max Scherzer and the Tigers will stand out as one to remember from the 2014 season.