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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher | #19

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (43) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 1996 / Rd. 1 (18) / TEX
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Braves declined RHP R.A. Dickey's $8 million club option for 2018.
Dickey will receive a $500,000 buyout. The 42-year-old is now free to test the open market, but he's reportedly leaning toward retirement. The knuckleballer posted a 4.26 ERA in 190 innings over 31 starts this season. He'd still have a market if he wants to continue pitching. Oct 23 - 1:07 PM

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Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Braves would be "happy" to pick up R.A. Dickey's $8 million option for 2018 if the pitcher decides to continue his career.

The 42-year-old is mulling retirement, but if he opts to continue his career it sounds like he'll remain in Atlanta. Dickey posted a 4.26 ERA over 31 starts across 190 innings in 2017 and should be a solid enough innings-eater again in 2018 if he keeps playing.
Oct 13 - 2:59 PM

R.A. Dickey has decided against making a final start this season Sunday against the Marlins.

The call was Dickey whether he wanted to pitch on four days' rest after working Tuesday. He's decided to sit it out, so he ends the year 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 starts, which is pretty darn good for a 42-year-old. The Braves hold an $8 million option on his services for 2018, assuming he doesn't simply opt to retire.
Sep 28 - 4:51 PM

Braves manager Brian Snitker will let R.A. Dickey make the start on Sunday against Miami if he chooses to.

Dickey held the Mets to two runs over 6 2/3 innings on Tuesday. He's reportedly mulling retirement, so it could be the final start of his career unless he decides to start Sunday. If he chooses not to pitch again, it will be Max Fried taking the mound in the Braves' regular-season finale.
Sep 27 - 6:04 PM

R.A. Dickey yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a no-decision against the Mets.

Dickey has been very good in recent months, and the Braves have to be giving serious consideration to picking up his $8 million option for 2018. Retirement is another possibility for the 42-year-old. Also uncertain is whether he'll make one final 2017 start this weekend. If not, he could have walked off the mound for the last time tonight.
Sep 26 - 11:04 PM

R.A. Dickey indicated after Thursday's win over the Nationals that he's considering retiring after the season.

"I'd be lying to say I didn't have some emotions about it," Dickey said. "This could be my last start ever at a home venue. But we're going to make that decision at the end of the season and see how I feel and what goes on there." The 42-year-old knuckleballer added that while he feels like he has "a lot more in me," he could ultimately choose to spend more time with his family rather than play a 16th season. The Braves hold an $8 million option for 2018 on Dickey, who's posted a 4.32 ERA over 30 starts in 2017.
Sep 22 - 8:45 AM

R.A. Dickey allowed two runs on four hits over eight innings, and the Braves edged the Nationals 3-2 on Thursday.

Ryan Zimmerman jumped on a high knuckler in the second inning for a solo homer, but Dickey pretty effectively perplexed the Nats over the rest of his tenure. To that end, he struck out four without issuing a walk in his eight innings. Those starts have been rare in recent weeks, as he carried a 10.05 September ERA into Thursday's outing. The 42-year-old is 10-10 with a 4.32 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 30 starts overall, and he'll square off with the Mets on Tuesday.
Sep 22 - 12:37 AM

R.A. Dickey allowed eight hits and five runs over five innings in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

The telling stat in this one is that Dickey registered zero strikeouts for the first time this season. When you're not fooling anyone, it's tough to get by throwing 78 mph. A larger problem for the 42-year-old is that it was the third consecutive start in which he's allowed five or more runs, pushing his ERA to 4.41 in 29 starts overall. He'll look to get back on track Friday against a young Phillies bunch.
Sep 16 - 10:15 PM

R.A. Dickey surrendered five earned runs over five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Marlins.

Atlanta rallied to win the game in extra innings, with Lane Adams providing a walkoff two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th. Dickey gave up six hits and three walks while watching his season ERA rise to 4.28. He also has a 1.41 WHIP.
Sep 10 - 5:33 PM

R.A. Dickey was blasted for seven runs -- six earned -- over 4 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Rangers.

Dickey didn't have his knuckleball working in this one, as the Rangers rattled off eight hits -- including two home runs -- against the 42-year-old while also drawing three walks. He struck out just three of the 23 batters he faced. Dickey is now 9-9 on the season with a 4.14 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. He'll get the Marlins at home next.
Sep 4 - 11:20 PM

R.A. Dickey pitched eight innings of one-run ball and struck out nine to beat the Phillies in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader.

It will be interesting to see if Dickey is traded prior to Friday. He's allowed one or no runs in eight of his last 13 starts, dropping his season ERA to 3.91.
Aug 30 - 3:25 PM

R.A. Dickey allowed four runs on 11 hits in six innings and did not factor into the decision versus the Mariners on Wednesday.

His knuckler wasn't really fooling too many people tonight as shown by the 11 hits and two walks, although he did notch six strikeouts while keeping his team close in the high-scoring interleague affair. The 42-year-old has an 8-8 record with a 4.06 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 25 starts.
Aug 24 - 1:44 AM

R.A. Dickey struck out nine batters but allowed four runs in six innings to absorb a loss to the Reds on Friday.

The knuckleball was dancing as he missed a lot of bats but when the Reds made contact the ball flew far. The veteran tossed five innings of scoreless baseball before the train derailed in the sixth frame. He served up home runs to Adam Duvall, Eugenio Suarez and Jesse Winker to account for all four runs. The 42-year-old falls to 8-8 on the season with a 3.98 ERA in 24 starts. He will climb the mound for an interleague start against the Mariners next week.
Aug 19 - 12:03 AM

R.A. Dickey was on his game in Sunday's win over the Cardinals, firing off seven innings of one-run ball.

Dickey scattered seven hits while striking out three and walking two. He kept the Cardinals off the scoreboard completely until the seventh inning, when they finally scraped together a run against him. This strong outing continues a hot roll, with Dickey having allowed two or fewer runs in seven of his last 10 starts. The veteran knuckleballer will carry a 3.89 ERA and 1.35 WHIP into a home start against the Reds when he next toes the rubber.
Aug 13 - 5:15 PM

R.A. Dickey yielded three runs over six innings in a win over the Marlins on Friday.

This was his first win since June 24. Other than a couple of bombs from Giancarlo Stanton, Dickey kept the Marlins off the board. The veteran knuckleballer gave up three hits in all while walking just one batter and striking out three. He improved to 7-7 with the victory and has a 4.03 ERA and 93/53 K/BB ratio in 134 innings across 22 starts. He lines up for a start against the Cardinals on the road next time out.
Aug 5 - 12:36 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Ozzie Albies
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Johan Camargo
2Adonis Garcia
3Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
2Matt Adams
3Jace Peterson
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Danny Santana
3Lane Adams
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Michael Foltynewicz
3R.A. Dickey
4Sean Newcomb
5Lucas Sims
6Max Fried
7Luiz Gohara
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Arodys Vizcaino
2Jim Johnson
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Sam Freeman
6Dan Winkler
7Jason Motte
8Matt Wisler
9A.J. Minter
10Jacob Lindgren
11Luke Jackson
12Rex Brothers