CINCINNATI -- Reds outfielder Chris Dickerson's long, slow rehabilitation from right hand and wrist surgeries continues. Dickerson took fly balls with coach Billy Hatcher on Thursday morning and has recently started hitting soft tosses in the cage.
"It's going pretty well," Dickerson said of hitting. "I don't feel like the power is even close. But it's getting close to where it's pain free. It's just a matter of time. Hopefully, by Sunday, I will be taking light batting practice. I might even try acupuncture to see if anything can loosen up the tightness in my forearm."
Dickerson, who has been out since April 30 and is on the 60-day disabled list, has a scar across the palm of his right glove hand. He throws left-handed.
"It doesn't hurt to catch, but I will catch one right on the bone, in the wrong spot, and it kind of gets it," Dickerson said. "But that's one in every 50 balls. When it gets it, it's like having a small electric current go through your fingers."