Still searching for a first baseman, the Pittsburgh Pirates added an outfielder Monday afternoon, one with MLB experience who could have a chance at winning the final bench job in spring training.
The 31-year-old Dickerson batted .238/.266/.400 with four homers and five stolen bases in 109 plate appearances for the Baltimore Orioles in 2013.
He also saw 160 plate appearances at the Triple-A level where he slashed .243/.350/.368. Dickerson is capable of playing all three outfield positions and has a .745 OPS in 708 career plate appearances.
His best season was his rookie year, when he hit .304 with a .413 on-base percentage and six homers in 122 plate appearances.
He decided to sign with the Pirates after also drawing interest from the Yankees and Cleveland Indians.
Dickerson is already in Bradenton, Fla., for workouts, adds Biertempfel.