So I am getting something I want. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Phillies are about to acquire outfielder Chris Dickerson from the Balitmore Orioles, who was designated for assignment by the Orioles this weekend.
Chris Dickerson, Baltimore Orioles
Dickerson was designated for assignment a couple days ago. He is a defensive center fielder who has had some success in the major leagues, mostly as an extra player for the Cincinnati Reds, New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, and Baltimore Orioles. Dickerson is hitting just .245 right now but did hit .278 last season and has a .263 lifetime average in the major leagues. Dickerson can steal some bases and play defensive center field.
If he is exposed to waivers, the Phillies could claim him. The Orioles could trade him, too, so maybe a marginal prospect gets it done.
Dickerson should help fill the void left by Ben Revere in center field
This could be a very quick callup for Steve Susdorf, who was added prior to tonight's game. No roster move or the compensation headed to Baltimore has been announced yet.
UPDATE: Ruben Amaro held a meeting with reporters and said they weren't "close" to anything:
Amaro refuted a report the Phillies are close to acquiring Chris Dickerson. Take that as you will.— Matt Gelb (@magelb) July 25, 2013
I take that as they probably are indeed getting Dickerson.