The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a deal with Chris Dickerson. The deal is not yet official, and hasn't been announced by the team, but Dickerson is here at Pirate City for mini-camp. It's a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. Dickerson was formerly with the Reds from 2008-2010, and spent the 2013 season with the Orioles. He was recently outrighted to Triple-A by Baltimore, but declined and elected free agency.
"The real kicker was, Clint called me at home, called me a couple of times and we've chatted," Dickerson said. "That was a huge thing for me. It was awesome, because back in the day when you're really awesome and getting recruited to college, that was the cool thing to do was have the head coach calling you."
Dickerson said that the Pirates had shown interest in him for about a month before he agreed to a deal. He also said that the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians were showing interest. He's hoping to get a shot at the open right field spot. Whe...
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