Doctors said that a CT scan showed a slight concussion, although the Yankees did not have immediate plans to place [Chris Dickerson] on Major League Baseball’s new seven-day disabled list for concussions.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that he would stay away from using Dickerson on Thursday but expected him to be available for Friday’s Subway Series opener against the Mets.
“He is doing OK,” Girardi said. “The results came back good, and he’s just going to be day to day. He said he felt pretty good last night. I talked to him today. He said he had a headache, but he felt OK.”
The Yankees don’t have much depth in the outfield in either the majors or the minors right now thanks to injuries so it is good that Dickerson is available to play this weekend. Eduardo Nunez got the job done in an emergency the other night, but after last night’s experience with Russell Martin at third and Jorge Posada at first it would be nice to have players playing positions that they are used to.
Although I still don’t expect Dickerson to play a big role this weekend. Brett Gardner and Curtis Granderson have been two of the Yankees better hitters lately and even Nick Swisher shows signs of coming out of his season long slump.