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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher

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

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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. Nov 3 - 12:26 PM

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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.
Oct 26 - 10:36 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.
Oct 20 - 8:01 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.
Oct 14 - 1:30 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.
Oct 12 - 8:06 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.
Oct 11 - 5:09 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.
Sep 30 - 10:36 PM

R.A. Dickey gave up two runs over seven innings in a 5-3 win over the Rays on Friday.

Dickey gave up two runs in the first inning, but he held the Rays off the board the rest of the way. The veteran knuckleballer struck out a pair and walked a pair in the win. He's now 11-11 with a 4.00 ERA on the year. He'll get his final postseason tuneup in a start against the Orioles next week on the road.
Sep 25 - 10:14 PM

R.A. Dickey lost to the Yankees on Sunday, yielding five runs over 7 2/3 innings.

With the way Masahiro Tanaka was pitching, the result wouldn't have been any different if Dickey had turned in a stronger effort. He allowed seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. Dustin Ackley had a big hit against him, slugging a two-run homer in the fourth inning to make it 4-0. Dickey now has a 4.08 ERA with a 1.24 WHIP and a 118/60 K/BB ratio over 196 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Red Sox in a home start next.
Sep 13 - 3:59 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays plan to pick up R.A. Dickey's $12 million option for 2016.

Dickey has been inconsistent this season, ultimately posting a 4.01 ERA over 29 starts. However, he's been a workhorse for the Jays the last three years, as he's on pace to exceed 215 innings again. The knuckleballer will turn 41 next month, but bringing him back for $12 million is reasonable.
Sep 11 - 11:39 AM

R.A. Dickey pitched decently in a no-decision, holding the Red Sox to one run in six innings as the Blue Jays won in 10 innings on Tuesday.

Dickey allowed a solo home run to Travis Shaw in the second inning to account for the damage. It was one of four hits he gave up on the evening along with a walk and four strikeouts. The knuckleballer's ERA continues to deflate, now down to 4.01 with a 1.24 WHIP and a 116/58 K/BB ratio over 188 2/3 innings. Dickey will take the hill against the Yankees in New York next.
Sep 8 - 10:57 PM

R.A. Dickey pitched a complete game, limiting the Indians to one run in Wednesday's win.

The only run Dickey allowed in nine innings came on a Carlos Santana single in the fourth inning. It was one of four hits the knuckleballer gave up while striking out six and walking none. His ERA now sits at 4.09 along with a 1.25 WHIP and a 112/57 K/BB ratio over 182 2/3 innings. Dickey has won seven consecutive decisions over his last 10 starts and will look to make it eight next week in Boston against the Red Sox.
Sep 2 - 9:50 PM

R.A. Dickey picked up his ninth victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Tigers to three runs on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

The veteran knuckleballer punched out six on the evening while issuing only one walk. Most of the damage against him came just before he departed in the seventh inning on a two-run blast off the bat of Anthony Gose. Dickey will carry a 4.25 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Wednesday's matchup against the Indians.
Aug 28 - 9:53 PM

R.A. Dickey struggled in Sunday's win over the Angels, allowing five runs on 11 hits over six innings.

Dickey surrendered all five runs on his line in the first inning. Indeed, the Angels were just home run away from a collective RBI cycle in the frame. The knuckleballer has now allowed 10 runs in his last two starts, covering 10 innings. He'll head home to face the Tigers next time he toes the rubber, bringing a 4.26 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 100/56 K/BB ratio over 167 innings into the outing.
Aug 23 - 7:00 PM

R.A. Dickey lasted only four innings in a no-decision against the Phillies, allowing five runs, but the Blue Jays still managed to win on Tuesday.

The Phillies scored at least once in each of the second-through-fifth innings. The knuckleballer gave up nine hits and a pair of walks while striking out only two. It grades as his first start since July 4. Dickey has turned in a solid year, carrying a 4.14 ERA with a 1.28 WHIP and a 99/55 K/BB ratio over 161 innings. He'll try for better results next week in a road start against the Rangers.
Aug 18 - 10:34 PM

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