Dickerson hopes to avoid seven-day DL

Dickerson hopes to avoid seven-day DL

NEW YORK -- Yankees outfielder Chris Dickerson underwent about 15 minutes of memory tests on Friday, reporting that he is feeling better after suffering a concussion during Wednesday's series opener at Baltimore.

Dickerson was drilled on the helmet by the Orioles' Mike Gonzalez in the 15th inning of the Yankees' 4-1 win at Camden Yards, and a CT scan taken at a local hospital revealed the concussion.

Dickerson expects to be able to avoid Major League Baseball's new seven-day disabled list for concussions, though Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he would need to confer with team physician Christopher Ahmad and head trainer Gene Monahan.

"Unless I get lost on the way home or forget what city I came from, I should be fine," Dickerson said.

Dickerson said that Monahan put him through a battery of exams that included recognizing shapes and images, as well as judging reaction time. He planned to resume swinging a bat on Friday.