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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
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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

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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.
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

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.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 10:14:00 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.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 03:59:00 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.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 11:39:00 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.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 10:57:00 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.
Wed, Sep 2, 2015 09:50:00 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.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 09:53:00 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.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 07:00:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Josh Thole
1B1Justin Smoak
2Chris Colabello
3Casey Kotchman
2B1Devon Travis
2Ryan Goins
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Jiovanni Mier
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Dalton Pompey
3Darrell Ceciliani
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Ezequiel Carrera
RF1Jose Bautista
2Junior Lake
DH1Edwin Encarnacion
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marcus Stroman
2Marco Estrada
3J.A. Happ
4R.A. Dickey
5Jesse Chavez
6Drew Hutchison
7Aaron Sanchez
8Roberto Hernandez
9Scott Copeland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Drew Storen
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Bo Schultz
6Ryan Tepera
7Pat Venditte
8Steve Delabar
9Chad Jenkins
10Blake McFarland
11Brady Dragmire
12Joe Biagini
13Arnold Leon
14Pat McCoy