Phillies outfielder Corey Dickerson out for season with a broken foot
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.
Corey Dickerson’s season — and very possibly his Phillies career — is over after he was placed on the 60-day injured list with a fractured left foot: https://t.co/Ul8kL9nFTv
— MLB Daily Dish (@mlbdailydish) September 17, 2019
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.