Dickerson, Casilla won't play again this season

Dickerson, Casilla won't play again this season
September 26, 2013, 5:30 pm
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BALTIMORE – Chris Dickerson won’t play again this season. He had an MRI on his right hamstring, and it showed up with a small tear, Dickerson said.

Dickerson hasn’t played since Sunday at Tampa Bay, and manager Buck Showalter told him he could go home, but the outfielder said he would like to stay with the club for the final four games.

Showalter said Dickerson felt as if he could play in the field during the Rays series, but not hit or run.

Alexi Casilla won’t play for the rest of the season. He's suffering from lingering effects from Monday's outfield collision with Nick Markakis. His right thumb is heavily bandaged, and even his head clears, the thumb will prevent him from playing. Casilla says he will play winter ball in the Dominican Republic.

NOTES: Chris Davis has some lingering soreness, and he’s been given the night off.

-Showalter is leaning toward Chris Tillman pitching on Sunday against Boston. If he doesn’t pitch, Jason Hammel could. Hammel earned his first save since Sept. 11, 2011 in Wednesday’s game.

-Manny Machado’s jersey is the fourth most popular in sales since the All-Star break, Major League Baseball reports.