BOSTON – Chris Dickerson is on his way to Boston to join the Orioles for Wednesday’s game, and he’s very happy about it. Dickerson tweeted the news early Wednesday morning.
“Rise and shine!! Nice little birthday present, a trip to #Boston. A W would be even better. Time for takeoff,” Dickerson wrote.
Today is Dickerson’s 31st birthday, and the outfielder who will probably replace Steve Pearce on the roster, will be playing for his fourth major league team. He’s also played for Cincinnati, Milwaukee and the New York Yankees.
The Orioles could place Nolan Reimold on the 15-day disabled list, but he said his strained right hamstring would enable him to play in this series, and manager Buck Showalter wanted Reimold to face Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront on Thursday.
Dickerson was one of the final cuts last March, and he was so angry about it he considered asking the Orioles to release him. Instead, he went to Norfolk, where he was 3-for-15 in six games. Dickerson was removed from Tuesday night’s game in the first inning.
He’s not on the 40-man roster, and the Orioles could either transfer Wilson Betemit to the 60-day disabled list or designate Pearce for assignment.
Pearce is 0-for-10, and Orioles’ designated hitters are 1-for-23. After Monday’s loss, Showalter dismissed talk of a move to improve the DH position, saying that after seven games it was too early to make a move.