Bucs send Dickerson to DL, Recall Meadows

Austin Meadows rejoins Pirates as Dickerson goes on 10-day disabled list.

Noah Hiles
July 28, 2018 - 7:51 pm

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PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) – Just moments before their game against the New York Mets on Saturday evening, the Pirates announced their latest roster move, which involves their red hot outfield. The Bucs will send left fielder Corey Dickerson to the 10-day disabled list, retroactively to July 25, due to a strained left hamstring and will recall 23-year old outfielder Austin Meadows from AAA Indianapolis.

Dickerson first showed signs of injury after he was taken out in the fourth inning against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Despite not playing in the Pirates last three games, Dickerson entered Saturday tied with Nick Markakis of the Atlanta Braves for the highest batting average in the National League (.318). In the 18 games he has played in this month, Dickerson is hitting .400 (28-70) with six doubles, three triples, six homeruns and 12 RBI.

Meadows rejoins the Pirates after being sent back down to AAA on July 15. In his 48 games this season with the Bucs, Meadows is hitting .298 with five homeruns and 13 RBI. He was named National League Rookie of the Month in May after hitting .409 with four homeruns and seven RBI in only 13 games and entered this season as the team’s second best prospect.

The earliest Dickerson can return from the disabled list will be one week from now, on Saturday August 4 against the St. Louis Cardinals. With Meadows having experience in both left field and as a leadoff hitter, his name being added to the big league roster should make the Pirates time without Dickerson much easier.