(12/18/2009) Infielder Joe Dillon and first baseman Ryan Shealy have agreed to minor league contracts with the Tampa Bay Rays. Dillon hit .300 with one homer and two RBI in 15 games as a DH, third baseman and second baseman for the Rays last season. Shealy has played parts of four seasons in the majors with Colorado and Kansas City. He was with Triple-A Omaha in 2009, but missed most of the season because of a knee injury.
Dillon outrighted to minor leagues
(8/13/2009) The Tampa Bay Rays outrighted infielder Joe Dillon to Triple-A Durham Bulls on Wednesday. He had been designated for assignment.
Dillon designated by the Rays
(8/8/2009) To make room for newly-acquired reliever Russ Springer, the Rays designated infielder Joe Dillon for assignment, clearing a spot on the 25-man roster.
Dillon drives in game-winner
(6/7/2009)Joe Dillon hit a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning Saturday and Tampa Bay touched up Mariano Rivera for the second time this season, defeating the Yankees 9-7.
Dillon hits first home run with Rays
(5/30/2009) Tampa Bay 2B Joe Dillon hit his first home run on Saturday against the Twins. Dillon went 2-for-4 in the game as he connected for his first homer of the season. He's hitting .250.
Bartlett placed on DL Tuesday
(5/26/2009) The Tampa Bay Rays placed shortstop and leading hitter Jason Bartlett on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a sprained left ankle, giving the team five injured regulars. Bartlett was replaced on the roster by infielder Joe Dillon, who was called up from Triple-A Durham. Dillon was in uniform and available for Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians. Bartlett hurt the ankle Sunday against Florida, but was expected to return to the lineup Tuesday against Cleveland following a day off. After a visit with team trainer Ron Porterfield, Bartlett landed on the DL instead. "It's in a bad spot and it's sore," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "Ronnie is not comfortable with it." Iwamura was transferred to the 60-day disabled list in order to make room for Dillon on the 40-man roster.
Dillon sent packing to Rays
(5/9/2009) The Oakland Athletics have sent infielder Joe Dillon to Tampa Bay to complete the trade that sent Adam Kennedy to the A's one day earlier.
(1/7/2009) To open a roster spot for recently signed 1B Jason Giambi, the A's designated infielder Joe Dillon for assignment Wednesday.
A's claim Dillon off waivers
(11/3/2008) The Athletics claimed 3B Joe Dillon off waivers from the Brewers.
Brewers designate Dillon for assign.
(10/29/2008) The Brewers claimed third baseman Casey McGehee off waivers Wednesday from the Cubs. McGehee, 26, spent most of last season at Triple-A Iowa. McGehee batted .296 with 12 homers and 92 RBI in 133 games. In a September call up, McGehee hit .167 and drove in five runs in his first nine major league games. To make room for McGehee on the roster, infielder Joe Dillon was designated for assignment.
(7/21/2008) The make room for infielder Ray Durham, the Brewers sent Joe Dillon to the minors Sunday.
Dillon gets a rare start
(6/28/2008)The Sports Xchange notes that Joe Dillon got a rare start at first base Friday against Milwaukee in place of Prince Fielder. It was Dillon's third start of the season at first.
Dillon scores twice, walks three times
(6/9/2008) Brewers utility man Joe Dillon went 1-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored Sunday in a 3-2 win over the Rockies. He also stole his first base of the season.
Dillon gets rare start at 1B
(5/9/2008) Brewers 1B Prince Fielder and RF Corey Hart were held out of the starting lineup for the first time this season. Yost said he wanted them fresh with a weekend series against St. Louis coming up. Joe Dillon started at first and Gabe Kapler got the nod in right field.
Brewers bring up Dillon
(5/2/2008) Former All-Star closer Derrick Turnbow was cut Friday by the Milwaukee Brewers. Turnbow was 0-1 with a 15.63 ERA in eight games this season and gave up six runs in two-thirds of an inning at Chicago Wednesday. He had 39 saves in 2005 and 24 the following year, when he was picked for the NL All-Star team. But he suddenly lost his form at midseason in 2006. To take Turnbow's place, Milwaukee recalled outfielder Joe Dillon from Triple-A Nashville.
Brewers' Dillon sent to minors
(4/20/2008) The Brewers sent reserve infielder Joe Dillon to the minors and activated Yovani Gallardo off the DL for his start Sunday.
Dillon gets rare start for Braun
(4/16/2008)Joe Dillon went 1-for-3 with a walk while starting in place of Ryan J. Braun (shoulder). Braun will be back in the lineup Wednesday, manager Ned Yost said.
Dillon has a four-hit game Sunday
(3/17/2008) Brewers OF Joe Dillon went 4-for-5 with two doubles Sunday at the Mariners, raising his spring average to .387.
Dillon hits homer in spring win
(3/9/2008) Brewers OF Joe Dillon went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and three total RBI in Saturday's 8-2 win over the Royals.
Dillon candidate for more at-bats
(10/31/2007) GM Doug Melvin said the Brewers hadn't decided how to fill the void left by free agent Geoff Jenkins in left field. Gabe Gross, Tony Gwynn Jr. and Joe Dillon could get a shot at the job.
(9/18/2007) Joe Dillon, recalled from the minors on July 31, started in left field and Corey Hart played center as manager Ned Yost tweaked his lineup trying to maximize its scoring potential. Dillon drove in a career-high four runs in Sunday's 5-2 win over Cincinnati, while regular left-fielder Geoff Jenkins is mired in a 2-for-21 stretch. Hart is hitting .419 over his last 23 games, while usual center fielder Bill Hall is hitting only .225 since coming off the disabled list on July 25. "You play the hot hands," manager Ned Yost said. "I have a responsibility to field a team that's producing right now."
Dillon drives in four Sunday
(9/17/2007) Joe Dillon drove in a career-high four runs Sunday, leading Milwaukee to a 5-2 victory over Cincinnati.
Dillon thriving as pinch hitter
(8/31/2007)The Sports Xchange reports Brewers INF Joe Dillon rapped a pinch-hit double Thursday against the Cubs and is now hitting .421 (16-for-38) since being called up from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 1. Dillon is hitting .545 (6-for-11) as a pinch-hitter.
Dillon a super sub for Brewers
(8/21/2007) RF Corey Hart was a late scratch Monday because of a sore right elbow. Hart, hitting .275 with 18 homers, was replaced in the lineup by Joe Dillon. Dillon, making his third start, was in left with Kevin Mench moving to right. Dillon is hitting .476 (10-for-21) in 12 games since he was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on July 31.
Dillon getting some ABs
(8/18/2007) INF Joe Dillon, called up from Triple-A Nashville on July 31, made his second consecutive start at 2B Friday vs. Cincinnati while OF Gabe Gross, recalled Wednesday from Nashville, led off for the second straight night.
Dillon hits pinch-hit triple
(8/16/2007) Pinch hitter Joe Dillon tripled in the eighth Wednesday, allowing the Brewers to set a franchise record with a triple in each of their last seven games.
Dillon playing part-time
(8/13/2007) INF Joe Dillon entered in a double switch Saturday and went 1-for-2, making him 7-for-11 (.636) since being called up from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 1.
Dillon triples against Rockies
(8/8/2007) Brewers rookie INF Joe Dillon pounded out three hits, including his first triple, during Wednesday's game against the Rockies. Dillon entered the game in the first inning, replacing Tony Graffanino, who sprained his right knee. Dillon's four previous appearances all came in pinch-hit roles.
Brewers call-up reserve Dillon
(8/1/2007) Rickie Weeks has been sent to the minors to work on his swing and get over his ailing wrist. Tony Graffanino and Craig Counsell will share at-bats at second base for the Brewers for the next few weeks at least. The Brewers added reserve Joe Dillon to the roster in place of Weeks.
Dillon gets cut by Marlins
(3/22/2007) The Marlins reassigned 3B Joe Dillon to minor-league camp.
Marlins hand out two minor deals
(12/21/2006) The Marlins gave Joe Dillon and right-hander Rich Dorman minor league contracts with invitations to spring training.
Dillon shipped off to Japan
(12/22/2005) The Marlins sold the rights of 3B Joe Dillon to the Yomiuri Giants in Japan for cash.
Marlins non-tender Dillon, now FA
(12/22/2005) Marlins declined to offer a 2006 contract to 3B Joe Dillon. The non-tender is now a free agent.
Dillon gets some time at 2B
(9/22/2005) Mike Lowell was slated to make his first career start at second base Wednesday, but he took his regular position at third base in the bottom of the first to replace Miguel Cabrera (knee). Rookie Joe Dillon entered at second base with Luis Castillo (hamstring) out.
Dillon joins Marlins
(9/17/2005) The Marlins recalled infielder Joe Dillon from Triple-A Albuquerque Saturday.
Dillon designated by Marlins
(6/24/2005) The Marlins designated Joe Dillon for assignment Thursday.
Marlins' Dillon makes his debut
(5/19/2005) Lifetime minor leaguer Joe Dillon made his big-league debut less than three months before his 30th birthday, after Mike Lowell lost a popup in the sun and was struck in the face by the ball. "Most people turn away, but I'm not that smart," Lowell said. "I guess it would have been scary if it hit me higher on the nose, and then I had to have surgery and ruin this beautiful face."
Marlins 3B chillin' like Dillon
(5/10/2005) Joe Dillon is tearing up Triple-A right now, hitting a pair of homers Monday night. He has nine homers on the season now, to go with a .290 average.
Dillon optioned to Albuquerque
(4/1/2005) The Marlins optioned Joe Dillon to Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.