Yankees designate Chris Dickerson for assignment

01/04/2013 5:24 PM ET
By Kevin Sullivan

Chris Dickerson(AP)
The Yankees have designated outfielder Chris Dickerson for assignment, reports Chad Jennings of the Journal News.

The move makes room on the 40-man roster for Russ Canzler, who was claimed off waivers by the Yankees on Friday. Canzler, 26, appeared in 26 games for the Indians in 2012, hitting .269 (25-for-93) with three home runs and 11 RBI.

As a September call-up, Dickerson, 30, hit .286/.412/.714 in 17 plate appearances for the Yankees. At Triple-A in 2012, the lefty batted .316/.417/.515 in 321 plate appearances.

Dickerson was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 16th round of the 2003 amateur draft. He made his Major League debut in 2008, playing in 31 games for the Reds. In August 2010, the Reds shipped Dickerson off to Milwaukee in exchange for Jim Edmonds. The following March, the Brewers sent him to the Yankees for Sergio Mitre.

In 599 career big league plate appearances, Dickerson owns a .266/.352/.407 batting line. comments