Friday, March 25, 2011
Girardi: Dickerson could go north
By Wallace Matthews
OF Chris Dickerson, acquired from the Brewers today in exchange for Sergio Mitre, could well find himself in the Yankee clubhouse, and maybe even the Yankee outfield, next week if Curtis Granderson's oblique injury hasn't healed in time for Opening Day.
"He’s a guy we’re definitely gonna look at it Grandy can’t play,'' Joe Girardi said. "He has big-league experience. He’s got tools. I remember seeing him in Cincinnati camp a couple of years ago when he was in Sarasota. He’s hit for average in his career. And he can hit some homers, too. He's played mostly center and left.''
"It gives us another choice as an alternative if Curtis doesn't make opening day,'' said GM Brian Cashman. "We're not going to treat opening day as a pressure point. I don't think it's a long term issue but I can't tell you whether it's just a few days, or a week or 10 days. We'll just take it every day on that end and we'll go from there. The Dickerson acquisition was a surplus from their end that they could move and we have a surplus from our end. It kind of matched up that way."
Dickerson, who hit .206 in 45 games for the Brewers and Cincinnati reds last year, is due to arrive in Tampa tonight.