The Cardinals agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with a free-agent outfielder Corey Dickerson, a source told MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand on Thursday. The club has not confirmed the deal, which is pending a physical.
Dickerson was roughly a league-average hitter in 2021, slashing .271/.326/.408 (99 OPS+) in 365 plate appearances. The 32-year-old went on the injured list with a left foot contusion on June 15, was traded to the Blue Jays on June 29 and didn’t return to action until Aug. 3. His production picked up in 46 games for Toronto, where he slashed .282/.329/.450 with four homers and 15 RBIs.
From 2014-19, Dickerson established himself as a consistent force at the plate, posting a 121 OPS+ over that six-season span. He averaged 18 home runs a season, going deep as many as 27 times for Tampa Bay in 2017, when he nabbed his only All-Star selection. But Dickerson’s power has waned since, resulting in a .406 slugging percentage since 2020.
One theme for Dickerson has been his…