Pack's Dickerson Called-Up By Reds

By: AP
By: AP

The Reds called up outfielder Chris Dickerson from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday to take the roster spot vacated when Adam Dunn was traded. This will be the first big league promotion for Dickerson, who will wear No. 21.

In 97 games for Louisville this season, the 26-year-old batted .287 with 11 home runs and 53 RBIs with 26 stolen bases. He also owned a .384 on-base percentage.

Dickerson was a 16th round pick by the Reds in the 2003 Draft and was rated by Baseball America in 2007 as the organization's fastest baserunner and best athlete.

An outfield spot opened on Monday when Dunn was traded to the Diamondbacks for three Minor Leaguers.

He played three seasons for the Wolf Pack from 2001 through 2003 and earned freshman All-America honors. In three seasons in the Silver & Blue he hit .286 with 101 runs scored, 25 doubles, six triples and 17 home runs.

Dickerson becomes the 15th former Wolf Pack player to appear in Major League Baseball and the ninth this season.


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