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Padres recall Dickerson, designate Kirkman

SAN DIEGO -- The Padres recalled outfielder Alex Dickerson and designated left-hander Michael Kirkman for assignment on Monday.

The move gives the club six outfielders on its 25-man roster, while trimming the bullpen down to seven.

Dickerson, a left-handed hitter, was riding a 13-game hitting streak for Triple-A El Paso. He was batting .352/.405/.549 in 22 games this season.

Kirkman, meanwhile, was called up last Tuesday when the Padres needed to reinforce their bullpen after a series of short starts. He only appeared in one game, allowing four runs in 1 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old left-hander will need to clear waivers before rejoining El Paso.