Blue Jays sign Dickerson to Minor League contract

Veteran outfielder given invitation to Spring Training

Blue Jays sign Dickerson to Minor League contract

DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Blue Jays signed veteran outfielder Chris Dickerson to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training on Saturday afternoon.

Dickerson appeared in 41 games with Cleveland last season and hit .224 with two home runs and six RBIs. He spent the rest of the year in Triple-A Indianapolis where he posted a .309/.407/.479 slash line in 65 games.

The 32-year-old is a career .257 big league hitter with 17 home runs and 66 RBIs in 355 games. He'll likely begin the year at Triple-A Buffalo and provide additional depth behind Dalton Pompey, Kevin Pillar and Ezequiel Carrera.

Dickerson does have the ability to play all three outfield positions. That could prove valuable at some point this season, but he doesn't figure to have a strong chance of cracking the 25-man roster on Opening Day.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.