Dickerson Off DL, Bostick optioned to Triple-A

Corey Dickerson rejoins the Pirates

Noah Hiles
August 04, 2018 - 6:30 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Prior to the start of their game on Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their latest roster move which involves the return of one of the club's top players.

After being placed on the 10-day disabled list retroactively due to a strained left hamstring on July 25, the Pirates have activated left fielder Corey Dickerson. Dickerson enters Saturday second in hitting in the National League with a .318 batting average.

Prior to suffering his injury in Cleveland against the Indians on July 24, Dickerson was one of the hottest hitters in baseball throughout the month of July, batting .400 with six doubles, three triples, six homeruns and 12 RBI. Despite rejoining the team, Dickerson will not be in the starting lineup on Saturday. His spot in both the batting order and the field will be taken by Adam Frazier, who is hitting .455 (10-22) since being recalled from Triple-A when Dickerson went down with his injury.

With Dickerson being added to the 25-man roster, the Pirates will option utility man Chris Bostick back down to Triple-A Indianapolis. In the few games that he played in following the team recalling him on July 31, Bostick went just 0-for-2 at the plate with a strikeout. When given the chance to play consistently, Bostick has done so in the minors, hitting .297 with four homeruns and 34 RBI.