Signed a one-year, $5 million deal with St. Louis Cardinals
A mid-season acquisition alongside Adam Cimber last year from the Miami Marlins, outfielder Corey Dickerson did not spend a lot of time with the Blue Jays but was a solid bench piece for the club down the latter half of the 2021 campaign.
His left-handed bat was a welcome addition to the right-handed heavy lineup and the former Marlin ended up with 131 at-bats while earning a .282/.329/.450 slash line with a .779 OPS and four home runs. He split time between all three outfield positions with the Jays and earned a 0.4 bWAR with the club during his limited usage (as well as a late start as he was injured at the time of the trade).
The Jays seemed interested in bringing Dickerson back considering he does hit from the left side and can hit for power, however, his addition would make for a crowded outfield that still had Randal Grichuk in the mix at the time. The front office reportedly offered Dickerson a contract but he choose to sign in St. Louis, inking a one-year $5 million deal.
He has mostly been used off the bench for the Cardinals but should see some additional playing time as a few key outfielders are heading to the IL. While he did go one for four against the Blue Jays on Tuesday night, Dickerson has had a rather slow start to the year, amassing a .456 OPS through 82 at-bats while being used as a late-game replacement for a good chunk of his appearances.