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R.A. Dickey
4.46 10-15 126
Team: AtlantaHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 445.36
Position: SPBorn: 10/29/1974 Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Rangers (1996)

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Nov. 10 8:57 AM PT9:57 AM MT10:57 AM CT11:57 AM ET11:57 ET16:57 GMT0:57 9:57 AM MST11:57 AM EST12:27 PM VEN20:57 UAE10:57 AM CT-The Braves and Dickey have agreed to a one-year contract that includes an option for 2018. The deal is pending a successful physical.
Analysis: The 42-year-old knuckleball specialist provides an experienced and durable arm to a rotation that the Braves have made a priority to bolster this offseason. Dickey returns to the National League, where he won the 2012 Cy Young Award with the Mets, after compiling a 49-52 record and a 4.05 ERA over four seasons with Toronto. The right-hander's numbers did decline in 2015, as he finished 10-15 with a 4.46 ERA over 29 starts and one relief appearance.
Sep. 21 6:04 PM PT7:04 PM MT8:04 PM CT9:04 PM ET21:04 ET1:04 GMT9:04 6:04 PM MST8:04 PM EST8:34 PM VEN5:04 UAE (+1)8:04 PM CT-Dickey took the loss in Seattle on Wednesday when he came on in relief in the 12th inning and allowed an unearned run.
Analysis: Dickey (10-15), who pitched five scoreless innings to win his last start on Friday, made his first relief appearance of the season after 29 starts.
Sep. 17 9:26 AM PT10:26 AM MT11:26 AM CT12:26 PM ET12:26 ET16:26 GMT0:26 9:26 AM MST11:26 AM EST11:56 AM VEN20:26 UAE11:26 AM CT-Dickey pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning Friday to beat the Angels. He bolstered his case to keep a rotation spot by limiting Los Angeles to seven hits and striking out five in his first start since Sept. 5.
Analysis: The knuckleballer had gone 2-5 with a 6.23 ERA in his first nine starts after the All-Star break.
Sep. 5 1:30 PM PT2:30 PM MT3:30 PM CT4:30 PM ET16:30 ET20:30 GMT4:30 1:30 PM MST3:30 PM EST4:00 PM VEN0:30 UAE (+1)3:30 PM CT-Dickey allowed five runs and seven hits over four innings in a 5-3 loss to the Yankees on Monday.
Analysis: The knuckleballer fell to 2-5 with a 6.23 ERA in nine starts since the All-Star break.
Aug. 28 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET20:53 ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST8:23 PM VEN4:53 UAE (+1)7:53 PM CT-Dickey wasn't at his best in Sunday's no-decision against Minnesota, which reached the knuckleballer for five runs - three earned - in six innings.
Analysis: The 41-year-old had allowed only three runs in 11 2/3 innings over his previous two starts. Dickey will have six days rest before his next scheduled start next Sunday at Tampa Bay. He's struggled against the Rays this season, producing a 6.46 ERA in three starts and permitting four homers in 15 1/3 innings.
Aug. 23 8:08 PM PT9:08 PM MT10:08 PM CT11:08 PM ET23:08 ET3:08 GMT11:08 8:08 PM MST10:08 PM EST10:38 PM VEN7:08 UAE (+1)10:08 PM CT-Dickey pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first home win since July 10 and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 7-2 on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Dickey, who allowed two runs, is 2-1 with a 3.13 ERA in his last four starts.
Aug. 3 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Dickey put together a sorely needed solid outing Tuesday, giving up a run and six hits with no walks and five strikeouts in seven innings to beat Houston.
Analysis: Dickey had lost his other three starts following the All-Star break, posting a 10.43 ERA. ''I've been feeling strong," he said after Tuesday's win. "My knuckleball velocities have been great, and I have been able to change speeds a lot. I think one of the differences tonight was fairly dramatic for me was just my command with it.'' Dickey had walked nine batters and hit three with a pitch over his previous three outings.
July 27 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET21:19 ET1:19 GMT9:19 6:19 PM MST8:19 PM EST8:49 PM VEN5:19 UAE (+1)8:19 PM CT-Dickey allowed seven runs, six earned, and four hits in 5 2/3 innings of the Blue Jays' 8-4 loss to the Padres on Wednesday.
Analysis: Dickey started on three days of rest after the Blue Jays adjusted their rotation for a weekend series against Baltimore. The knuckleballer is winless in three starts and has allowed six home runs in that span. ''It's been a little bit of a rut,'' Dickey said. "I was going pretty good before the All-Star break and I've run into a little adversity here the last three outings.''
July 23 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-Dickey left after the first four batters reached safely in the fourth inning in Saturday's 14-5 loss to Seattle, his shortest start of the season. He gave up six earned runs, matching a season worst, and seven hits.
Analysis: Dickey, who served up three home runs in his previous start, has yielded 24 homers this season. Only Kansas City's Ian Kennedy and Chris Young (26) have allowed more. His next start comes Friday against a Baltimore team that leads the majors with 144 homers.
July 17 11:50 AM PT12:50 PM MT1:50 PM CT2:50 PM ET14:50 ET18:50 GMT2:50 11:50 AM MST1:50 PM EST2:20 PM VEN22:50 UAE1:50 PM CT-Dickey allowed five runs over six innings in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the A's.
Analysis: Dickey had been pitching well with a 5-3 record and a 3.02 ERA over his previous eight outings.
July 10 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET21:32 ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST9:02 PM VEN5:32 UAE (+1)8:32 PM CT-Dickey won his second straight start Sunday by holding Detroit to one run and five hits over seven sharp innings.
Analysis: The veteran knuckleballer has given the Jays some solid performances over the past month. Dickey enters the All-Star break 5-3 with a 3.02 ERA over his last eight outings and has posted six quality starts during that period.
July 6 9:04 AM PT10:04 AM MT11:04 AM CT12:04 PM ET12:04 ET16:04 GMT0:04 9:04 AM MST11:04 AM EST11:34 AM VEN20:04 UAE11:04 AM CT-Dickey had his best performance in more than a month Tuesday to beat the Royals, giving up two unearned runs and four hits while striking out eight in seven innings.
Analysis: Royals manager Ned Yost said Dickey's knuckleball "was as good as we've ever seen it." He had been 0-6 with a 5.14 ERA in eight home starts.
June 8 1:45 PM PT2:45 PM MT3:45 PM CT4:45 PM ET16:45 ET20:45 GMT4:45 1:45 PM MST3:45 PM EST4:15 PM VEN0:45 UAE (+1)3:45 PM CT-Dickey allowed two runs and nine hits in 5 1/3 innings in a 7-2 win over the Tigers.
Analysis: Dickey has won back-to-back outings for the first time since a three-start win streak Aug. 23-Sept. 2.
May 14 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-Dickey had his knuckleball working in Friday's win at Texas, in which the veteran allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings.
Analysis: Dickey has bounced back from a mostly terrible April with three straight quality starts to begin May. The 41-year-old has surrendered three earned runs in 21 1/3 innings (1.27 ERA) this month.
Apr. 27 8:35 AM PT9:35 AM MT10:35 AM CT11:35 AM ET11:35 ET15:35 GMT23:35 8:35 AM MST10:35 AM EST11:05 AM VEN19:35 UAE10:35 AM CT-Dickey was hit hard again in Tuesday's loss to the White Sox, surrendering a pair of homers and six runs over six innings.
Analysis: The aging knuckleballer is now 0-3 with a 7.06 ERA over his last four starts - all Toronto losses.
Mar. 2 2:33 PM PT3:33 PM MT4:33 PM CT5:33 PM ET17:33 ET22:33 GMT6:33 3:33 PM MST5:33 PM EST6:03 PM VEN2:33 UAE (+1)4:33 PM CT-Dickey got his first spring training action out of the way with a fairly uneventful two innings in the Blue Jays' 4-4, nine-inning tie with the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday.
Analysis: Dickey, who dealt with knee soreness throughout the 2015 season and underwent surgery during the offseason, said he's down "probably about 12 pounds."

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