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R.A. Dickey | Starting Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (39) / 10/29/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Tennessee
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R.A. Dickey was placed on revocable waivers by the Blue Jays on August 25, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe.
The Jays placed a bunch of players on waivers, which is pretty standard procedure for teams in August. It will soon be known whether he cleared waivers or was claimed by a team. Dickey is owed $12 million in 2015 with a $12 million club option for 2016. The knuckleballer is 10-12 with a 4.00 ERA this season. Aug 27 - 8:50 PM

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R.A. Dickey allowed three runs (one earned) over six innings but got a no-decision as the Blue Jays lost 11-7 in 11 innings against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Dickey limited the Red Sox to five hits -- including Dustin Pedroia's first-inning, two-run home run -- while walking two and striking out six. He's been hit-or-miss for much of the season. He has a 4.00 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP, and a 147/63 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Rays in a road start on Tuesday.
Aug 27 - 12:04 AM

R.A. Dickey surrendered five earned runs in 5 2/3 innings but the Blue Jays beat the Brewers on Wednesday.

Dickey gave up eight hits -- including three doubles, a homer, and a triple -- but the Toronto offense came to life for nine runs of support and the knuckleballer wound up notching his 10th victory of the season. Dickey has a 4.08 ERA and 1.31 WHIP on the year. He'll face the Red Sox at home next.
Aug 20 - 5:40 PM

R.A. Dickey held the Mariners to a pair of runs over six innings in Wednesday's 2-0 setback.

Dickey was lucky to escape with only two runs on his ledger. He allowed seven hits and four walks, and erased most of the baserunners despite striking out only two. Dickey is tied for the most road losses in the majors, as he's now 3-9. Sporting a 3.95 ERA and 1.30 WHIP, Dickey will be in Milwaukee next week.
Aug 14 - 12:57 AM

R.A. Dickey delivered a strong start in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, allowing just two runs on five hits over his six innings of work.

Dickey punched out six Tigers on the night while issuing four free passes. It looked as though he would cruise to his 10th victory of the season, but a Casey Janssen implosion in the ninth inning changed that. Now sporting a 3.99 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 135/56 K/BB ratio on the season, he'll look to get back in the win column when he does battle against the Mariners in Seattle on Wednesday.
Aug 8 - 10:38 PM

R.A. Dickey was tagged for five runs on nine hits over seven innings in Saturday's loss to the Astros.

He struck out three and walked none. Dickey threw a gem last time out -- whiffing 10 while allowing one run in seven innings Monday versus the Red Sox -- but didn't have his good knuckler tonight. Dickey brings a 9-11 record and 4.03 ERA into Friday's game versus Detroit.
Aug 2 - 11:41 PM

R.A. Dickey fanned 10 while allowing one run and three hits in seven innings Monday versus the Red Sox.

Dickey had the good knuckler going tonight, striking out 10 for the first time since May 14, 2013 against the Giants. He's 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA against the Red Sox this year, compared to 6-10 with a 4.08 ERA versus everyone else.
Jul 28 - 11:13 PM

R.A. Dickey was tagged for five runs over seven innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

Dickey limited the Rangers to just two runs over the first six innings, but he gave up a three-run blast to J.P. Arencibia in his final inning of work. The knuckleballer fanned seven and walked none in the loss and now sits at 7-10 with a 3.95 ERA on the year. He's slated to face the Red Sox in another home start next week.
Jul 18 - 10:18 PM

R.A. Dickey kept the Rays to two runs over six innings but sustained the loss on Sunday.

Dickey gave up five hits, all singles, and walked three on the afternoon. The knuckleballer also struck out five, but his counterpart, David Price, held the Jays scoreless on the day, saddling Dickey with his ninth loss. Even with the loss, Dickey heads into the break with a decent 3.82 ERA.
Jul 13 - 4:41 PM

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced that R.A. Dickey will start the finale of the season's first half on Sunday against the Rays.

Dickey will be working on his regular rest. That means J.A. Happ will have his next start pushed back until after the Mid-Summer Classic. Dickey has been much improved in recent weeks, posting a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 38/15 K/BB ratio over his last seven starts.
Jul 12 - 1:33 PM

R.A. Dickey blanked the Angels for seven innings, scattering four hits, in a 4-0 win on Tuesday.

Dickey punched out five and walked one. The right-handed knuckleballer left his most nimble offerings back in New York, and has reverted to being a solid innings eater. That doesn't mean that he isn't capable of stretches of excellence, however. He's posted a 3.15 ERA over his last six outings, though he's only 1-4 during that stretch, including tonight's win. Dickey ends the first half 7-8 with a 3.86 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.
Jul 9 - 1:32 AM

R.A. Dickey was charged with four runs -- three earned -- in eight innings of Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Athletics.

The right-hander allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out six. It was a big improvement over Friday's loss, in which he gave up four homers to the White Sox. Dickey has lost four consecutive outings for the first time since he pitched for the Rangers between May 13-28, 2004. He'll take a 4.18 ERA into his next start against the Angels.
Jul 3 - 11:39 PM

R.A. Dickey went six innings and allowed five earned runs in a 5-4 loss to the White Sox on Friday.

Dickey set a season high with nine strikeouts, but he was undone by a rain of home runs. He gave up solo home runs to Jose Abreu and Dayan Viciedo in the fifth, then another solo shot to Abreu to start the seventh. Two batters later, Alexei Ramirez went deep for a two-run shot to knock Dickey out of the game. While Dickey has now allowed more than three runs just twice on the year, he's given up a home run in eight straight starts. He'll take a 4.24 ERA into his next start against the A's.
Jun 27 - 10:20 PM

R.A. Dickey went 7 2/3 innings but took a loss Sunday versus the Reds, allowing four runs -- three earned -- on nine hits and two walks.

Dickey struck out seven and came without one out of what would have been a complete game loss. A two-run homer by Todd Frazier in the fifth inning was the big blow, and it was a cheapie that wouldn't have gone out in most parks. It was a solid outing from the knuckleballer, who showed that his groin injury wasn't an issue. Dickey gets the White Sox next.
Jun 22 - 4:51 PM

R.A. Dickey (groin) will have his next start pushed back from Friday to Sunday.

The Jays are giving Dickey a couple extra days to recover after he had to leave his last outing when he tweaked his groin. Liam Hendriks is now starting Friday in Cincinnati.
Jun 19 - 11:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Dioner Navarro
2Josh Thole
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2Dan Johnson
2B1Maicer Izturis
2Steve Tolleson
3Munenori Kawasaki
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Juan Francisco
3Danny Valencia
LF1Melky Cabrera
CF1Colby Rasmus
2Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
DH1Adam Lind
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1R.A. Dickey
2Brandon Morrow
3Mark Buehrle
4Drew Hutchison
5J.A. Happ
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Casey Janssen
2Aaron Loup
3Brett Cecil
4Dustin McGowan
5Todd Redmond
6Aaron Sanchez
7Chad Jenkins