ESPN’s Jeff Passan was the first to report.
Outfielder Corey Dickerson has been traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, source tells ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 31, 2019
The Pirates will receive a player to be named later and international bonus pool money in exchange. Phillies beat reporter Todd Zolecki was the first to report.
#Phillies are giving up relatively little to acquire OF Corey Dickerson, who is making $8.5 million this season and will become a free agent after the season: a PTBNL and international bonus money.— Todd Zolecki (@ToddZolecki) July 31, 2019
Dickerson was one of the Pirates’ best players since being acquired in February of 2018. In his year and a half in Pittsburgh, he had a .303 batting average with an .829 OPS in 675 plate appearances. He also picked up 17 home runs and 80 RBI while playing gold glove winning defense in left field. He was worth 4.2 bWAR in his 179 games as a Pirate.
Dickerson missed two months this season with a shoulder injury and has been used sparingly lately, nursing a groin injury. He had a .931 OPS in 141 plate appearances entering today.