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Good timing: Rockies call up Dickerson

Published: June 21, 2013, 1:44 pm, by Paul Klee

So I had this great idea on Corey Dickerson, the Sky Sox outfielder on a white-hot tear in the PCL.

Call him up to the Rockies. Trade one of the current outfielders (not CarGo, clearly) for much-needed starting pitching. Win the NL West.

Good plan, right?

Well, I’m batting 1-for-3. Just as I’m walking out the door for the quick drive south to Security Service Field — presumably to chat with Dickerson and Glenallen Hill — I’m informed Dickerson was called up to the Rockies and joined the team in Washington, D.C. He’s expected to be activated for tonight’s game against the Nationals, according to our friend Troy Renck of the Denver Post.

The intriguing piece to this equation: Dexter Fowler, who was injured in this bizarre game a week ago at Coors Field, isn’t going on the DL. The Rockies simply will add Dickerson as outfield insurance… unless there’s something else at work.

Could it be Rockies management is in it to win it and will — as I was going to suggest, and still might suggest in Sunday’s Gazette — move one of the other outfielders for additional pitching?

Stay tuned. Either way, super for Corey Dickerson. He earned this promotion.

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