SAN FRANCISCO — Outfielder Alex Dickerson has been traded to the San Francisco Giants from the San Diego Padres for minor league right-hander Franklin Van Gurp.
The teams announced the swap Monday, and Dickerson will join Triple-A Sacramento. He has been primarily with Triple-A El Paso this season aside from a 12-game stint with the Padres in which he batted .158 (3 for 19) with two RBIs and seven strikeouts.
Dickerson played 84 games for San Diego in 2016.
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At Triple-A this season, he is hitting.372 with five home runs and 20 RBIs and a 1.075 OPS in 26 games.
Van Gurp is 2-1 with a 4.54 ERA over 18 relief appearances between Class A Augusta and Double-A Richmond.