{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

{"content":["injury" ] }

Dickerson participates in pregame workouts Thursday

Dickerson participates in pregame workouts Thursday

|
Dickerson participates in pregame workouts Thursday

BALTIMORE -- Chris Dickerson, a late scratch with a strained shoulder Wednesday, said he felt fine Thursday.

Dickerson took part in pregame workouts and said if that went well, the team would scrap the MRI it had scheduled for Friday.

"It's considerably better in the swing today," Dickseron said. "It wasn't that serious. Just went home and did some work with a neuromuscular specialist, and it's much better today."

Dickerson said he injured the shoulder on the last swing of his first round of batting practice Wednesday. He took the next round off, but then finished up batting practice as usual. When he iced his shoulder, it stiffened up, and it became clear he couldn't play that night.

"I knew it wasn't that bad, it was just something I couldn't play with after the last two rounds of BP. ... The movements and the strength is much better [Thursday]. We're going to see how baseball activities go. Throwing should be interesting, but hitting should be much better."

Dickerson received a cortisone injection in his left shoulder Thursday and took some dry swings. Manager Buck Showalter said he's available in some capacities, but he wants to see how Dickerson throws before calling him a "full-go."

Dickerson said he had a problem with his left shoulder in 2004, and he's also had more serious troubles with his right shoulder.

Derek Wetmore is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{"content":["injury" ] }
{"content":["injury" ] }
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español