BRADENTON, Fla. - Corey Dickerson made his Spring Training debut today, about a week after games started. The delay was due to the DFA and trade that sent him to the Pirates, combined with the birth of his child. But Dickerson won't have any issues being ready at this point for Opening Day.

"It won't take too many at-bats," Dickerson said. "I think it's getting a feel, getting your timing down, seeing multiple pitches, and working deep in counts. If you can work deep in counts, you get a good read on your swing, your eye. You're telling yourself you are seeing the ball really well."

The biggest thing for Dickerson this spring might be adjusting to the defensive side of things. He's got a new outfield to play in, complete with learning the tendencies of Starling Marte, who will be pla...

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