Phillies outfielder Corey Dickerson out for season with a broken foot |

Phillies outfielder Corey Dickerson out for season with a broken foot

Philadelphia Phillies’ Corey Dickerson in action during a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Philadelphia. Philadelphia won 6-5.

ATLANTA — The Phillies’ path to a wild-card spot is difficult enough, but it became even more challenging Tuesday when they announced that Corey Dickerson’s season is over because of a fractured left foot.

Dickerson has been dealing with the foot since fouling a ball off it on Sept. 4 and has not played since he was forced to leave a game on Sept. 11, when he could not run out of the batter’s box after hitting a ground ball. The Phillies did not believe it was fractured, as X-rays were negative, and they said last Thursday that he had a bruised navicular bone.

The Phillies had acquired Dickerson from Pittsburgh at the trade deadline. He hit .293 with a .886 OPS in 34 games. The 30-year-old will be a free agent this winter.

The Phillies trail the Chicago Cubs by five games in the chase for the NL’s second wild card. They have 14 games remaining.

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