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Dickerson recalled to provide depth on bench

SAN DIEGO -- With the opportunities being intermittent for players on the bubble of the Rockies' roster, Corey Dickerson wasn't going to let something like a blizzard keep him from reaching Denver International Airport to join the club in San Diego for Monday night's game against the Padres.

Dickerson, 24, made the Opening Day roster and went 1-for-5 in three games before being optioned to Colorado Springs on April 7. He hit .385 with a double and a triple in three Triple-A games.

The roster spot opened when lefty starter Brett Anderson went on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left index finger. The Rockies are going back and forth between having an extra position player or pitcher, and they have sent down Dickerson and infielder Charlie Culberson (on Sunday) to get regular at-bats until the Rockies need them.

With left-handed-hitting center fielder Charlie Blackmon hot to start the year, it appears Dickerson's role will be as a lefty bat off the bench. But Dickerson knows to be ready for anything.

"For sure, you've got to look at the season and how long it is," said Dickerson, who was informed of his callup at 12:30 a.m. and made plans to drive through the snow for his opportunity Monday. "It's such a long season, so many injuries happen and what they need for the roster. Your goal is to stay up here and produce and help the team win.

"I want to do that to the best of my ability. And if I get sent down, I'm going to help that team. Hopefully, my job now is to help this team."

Thomas Harding is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @harding_at_mlb.
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