SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 12: Chris Dickerson #27 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by teammates after hitting a two-run homer in the fourth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on September 12, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
The roster move opens up a 40-man roster spot, which I'm assuming is for corner infielder Eric Chavez since the Yankees have yet to announce the signing. While Dickerson has been outrighted to Triple-A, he will remain in camp with the Yankees major league camp for the remainder of spring training.
The Yankees acquired Dickerson in a trade with the Milwaukee Brewers last year in a trade for right-handed reliever Sergio Mitre. I'm a little surprised he cleared waivers; he could be an OK fourth outfielder for a team. The 29-year-old hit .241/.341/.325 and swiped 16 bags for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate last season.
- Dickerson outrighted to Scranton - Yankees Blog - ESPN New York: "The Yankees announced OF Chris Dickerson cleared waivers and was outrighted off the 40-man roster to the roster of the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre..."