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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher | #43

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (41) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (18) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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R.A. Dickey was lit up for six runs over six innings of work in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.
There are going to be nights where Dickey's knuckleball just isn't working, and this was one of those nights. He surrendered eight hits -- including a couple homers -- while walking one and striking out three. Dickey will take an ugly 6.75 ERA into his next start versus the Rangers. Apr 26 - 9:57 PM

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R.A. Dickey went six innings on Wednesday, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks in a no-decision versus the Orioles.

It’s hard to know what to expect game-to-game from a knuckleballer. He came into the night with .388 BABIP, though, so one figured he’d begin to right the ship in his upcoming starts. Perhaps that began on Wednesday. He was unspectacular, but solid, which pretty much defines his career north of the border. He’ll next get the White Sox at home on Monday.
Apr 20 - 10:37 PM

R.A. Dickey was shelled for seven runs -- six earned -- over five innings Saturday in a loss to the Red Sox.

Dickey struck out nine, but the Red Sox pounded out nine hits against the veteran knuckleballer -- including four doubles and a Hanley Ramirez two-run triple. Dickey is likely to be an inconsistent fantasy contributor all year, just as he's been his entire time in Toronto. A road date with these same Red Sox is next.
Apr 9 - 4:02 PM

R.A. Dickey was good enough to get a win Monday, allowing three runs over five innings in a 5-3 victory over the Rays.

Dickey surrendered six hits -- including a home run -- along with two walks while recording three strikeouts. One of the runs charged to Dickey scored after he had exited. The knuckleballer should post a decent WHIP this season but figures to be lacking in other categories. He'll get the Red Sox at home this weekend.
Apr 4 - 10:47 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings Thursday against the Tigers.

Dickey struck out five today after whiffing just two batters over 9 1/3 innings in his first three starts. Not that it really matters, but he has a 5.02 ERA for the spring.
Mar 24 - 4:52 PM

R.A. Dickey took the loss in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, allowing five hits and three runs over 4 1/3 innings.

He served up a two-run jack to David Lough in the third inning. Dickey's 3.86 ERA this spring closely resembles the 3.91 ERA he posted in 33 starts last season. The 41-year-old knuckleballer figures to open the year as Toronto's No. 3 starter behind Marcus Stroman and Marco Estrada.
Mar 12 - 4:25 PM

R.A. Dickey revealed Sunday that he underwent right knee surgery shortly after the end of last season to repair a torn meniscus.

This is the first we've heard of the operation, but Dickey said his rehab lasted just 4-6 weeks and he expects to be a full-go at the beginning of spring training. The knuckleballer is coming off a solid 2015 campaign that saw him put up a 3.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 126/61 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings. He turned 41 last October.
Feb 21 - 12:41 PM

According to Jeff Blair of Sportsnet, the Blue Jays could be discussing R.A. Dickey in possible trades.

After the acquisition of Drew Storen on Friday, the Jays could decide to shift Aaron Sanchez back to the rotation which would leave the veteran knuckleballer as the odd-man out. A National League scout also informed Blair that his club had interest in Dickey and that they had spoken to the Jays. A move away from the Rogers Centre could certainly be helpful for Dickey's fantasy value.
Jan 9 - 10:34 AM

Blue Jays exercised RHP R.A. Dickey's $12 million club option for 2016.

The Blue Jays could have bought out the option for $1 million, but they opted to keep him around after a strong second half. The veteran knuckleballer finished with a 3.91 ERA and 126/61 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings. He'll be going into his age-41 season in 2016.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Blue Jays GM Alex Anthopoulos hinted Monday that R.A. Dickey's $12 million club option will be exercised.

AA said the veteran knuckleballer "has put himself in good position to have his option picked up." Dickey registered a 3.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 126/61 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 regular-season innings for Toronto and then made two starts in the playoffs -- one good, one very bad. He turns 41 years old later this week.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 10:36:00 AM

R.A. Dickey didn’t have it Tuesday, getting chased by the Royals after allowing five runs – four earned – over just 1 2/3 innings in a lopsided loss.

It was pretty clear early on that it was going to be a short outing from Dickey. He allowed three hits – included a long two-run homer from Ben Zobrist – and walked a ball while yielding three runs before recording his first out. He served up another longball in the second and was finally lifted after issuing a two-out walk. It was the shortest postseason start in Blue Jays history and surely doubly frustrating for the soon-to-be 41-year-old Dickey since he realizes there’s a good chance he’ll never get another playoff start.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 08:01:00 PM

When asked whether R.A. Dickey was a possibility out of the bullpen for Wednesday's Game 5 of the ALDS against the Rangers, manager John Gibbons said, "Don't count on it."

Dickey tossed 4 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Game 4 on Monday. Gibbons has already ruled out several possible pitchers for Wednesday's winner-take-all showdown with the Rangers, including starter David Price and reliever Aaron Loup.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 01:30:00 PM

R.A. Dickey lasted just 4 2/3 innings but allowed only one run in Monday’s 8-4 ALDS Game 4 victory over the Rangers.

Dickey gave up five hits, didn’t walk anyone and struck out three on the day. The Rangers dented the scoreboard in the third inning on a wild pitch, but overall they really never got much going against the knuckleballer. However, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons didn’t want to take any chances, lifting Dickey in favor of David Price after the righty let one runner on in the fifth. Dickey should get another start in the ALCS if Toronto advances.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 08:06:00 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons confirmed Sunday that R.A. Dickey is still scheduled to start Game 4 of the ALDS, should the Jays win on Sunday and force that game.

Gibbons also added that David Price would be available out of the bullpen in that contest, and could even be made available out of the bullpen on Sunday. Dickey posted a 3.91 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 126/61 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings for the Jays in the regular season.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 05:09:00 PM

R.A. Dickey threw five scoreless innings, but took a no-decision as the Blue Jays dropped the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader to the Orioles.

Dickey was pitching quite well, allowing only two hits while walking none and striking out three. Understandably, the Jays didn't want to unnecessarily tax Dickey after clinching in the first game of the doubleheader. Dickey will head into the playoffs with a 3.91 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP, and a 126/61 K/BB ratio over 214 1/3 innings.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:36:00 PM

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