Corey Dickerson to Begin Rehab Assignment Tonight

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday morning that outfielder Corey Dickerson will begin a rehab assignment with Indianapolis tonight. Dickerson has been out with a shoulder injury since April 4th.

Dickerson was originally supposed to start a rehab assignment on April 27th with Indianapolis, but he had a late setback during one of his throwing sessions, feeling tightness when he was throwing from 110 feet. He went 2-for-13 with a home run and three walks in four games with the Pirates before going on the injured list.

John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball.

When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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