R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
6 days ago

Dickey (10-15), making his first relief appearance as a member of the Jays, took the loss Wednesday versus the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Dickey hadn't come out of the bullpen since he played for the Mets back in 2012, but there's been plenty of talk in recent weeks about relegating him to a reliever role for the rest of 2016. It's unclear whether his appearance in Wednesday's game was because the veteran has officially joined the bullpen, or rather he was simply needed as result of the game going 12 innings. A knuckleball hurler isn't exactly the prototypical reliever, so moving Dickey out of the starting rotation would result in an insignificant role, one not worthy of fantasy ownership.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
1 week ago

Dickey may be moved to the bullpen for the final three weeks of the regular season, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Dickey currently isn't on the starter's schedule, the decision to move him permanently to the bullpen is not set in stone. Toronto went with a six-man rotation for most of August, but the club has since placed the knuckleballer and Francisco Liriano in the bullpen for brief stints. The reality is that there is not room for both starters with less than three weeks remaining and the club will have to pick one. Liriano is a realistic option to be utilized out of the bullpen while Dickey likely would go unused in that role. On the other hand, Dickey's outings require the light-hitting Josh Thole to start behind the plate, and with the offense struggling to score runs of late, that becomes even more problematic. With Liriano on the hill for Saturday's game, owners should soon have a better idea of what the future holds.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
2 weeks ago

Dickey (10-14) tossed five scoreless innings in Friday's 5-0 win over the Angels, allowing seven hits and one walk while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

Dickey's knuckler was dancing Friday night, as he threw 54 of his 72 pitches for strikes and kept the Angels' hitters off-balance. Manager John Gibbons gave him a quick hook, however, after he allowed consecutive singles to open the bottom of the sixth. Dickey might have been given more rope earlier in the season, but Gibbons wasn't messing around with Toronto nursing a 2-0 lead in a playoff race. The 41-year-old is likely headed back to the bullpen, as his next start has not been scheduled, though he may be called into action again with the Blue Jays battling for their second straight division title.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
2 weeks ago

Dickey will start for the Blue Jays either Friday or Saturday, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Blue Jays had been planning to use Dickey in relief for the time being, but they will need him back in the rotation for at least one start with Aaron Sanchez slowed by a blister. Regardless of the day Dickey ultimately starts, he will square off against the Angels in Los Angeles.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
2 weeks ago

Dickey will be skipped next time through the Blue Jays' rotation, according to MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm.

EDGE Analysis

Dickey was set to start early this week, but the Blue Jays have decided to replace him in the rotation with Francisco Liriano for the time being. Dickey owns a 6.23 ERA since the All-Star break, so it remains to be seen if he will start again before the season ends, or work in relief the rest of the way.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
3 weeks ago

Dickey's next start will be pushed back, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Thursday's off day will allow the team to start Marco Estrada, J.A. Happ and Aaron Sanchez (in that order) on normal rest in its critical series against Boston this weekend. Dickey will be the odd man out but he will presumably just move to Monday, and he'll draw a more favorable matchup in the Rays instead of the dangerous Red Sox.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
3 weeks ago

Dickey (9-14) managed to make it through just four innings on Labor Day, allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out five Yankees in the loss.

EDGE Analysis

Now in his 14th MLB season, Dickey's 14th loss Monday gave him a new career high, surpassing the 13 he had dropped in three prior campaigns. In the hurler's second shortest start of the season, Dickey allowed more hits and runs than he had surrendered in either category over his previous five starts. The veteran is 0-6 in his last nine starts at Yankee Stadium, including three losses in the Bronx this season. Dickey had trouble keeping his pitches down Monday, leading to a season-low two ground outs and a first-inning, two-run homer that the knuckleballer was unable to ever rebound from. Turning his post All-Star break struggles around in his next start won't be an easy task as he draws the heavy-hitting Red Sox on Sunday.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
1 month ago

Dickey (9-13) came away with a no-decision in Sunday's win over the Twins, allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits and three walks over six innings while striking out five.

EDGE Analysis

A Josh Donaldson throwing error led to two unearned runs and helped salvage a quality start from what was otherwise a rough outing for the knuckleballer. Dickey's managed to keep the ball in the park in August, surrendering just one home run in 29 innings over five starts leading to a solid 3.41 ERA, but given his 1.57 HR/9 rate on the season there's no guarantee he'll be able to maintain that level of success in September.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
1 month ago

Dickey (9-13) pitched 6.2 innings, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two Angels in Tuesday's win.

EDGE Analysis

The knuckleballer's strong performance Tuesday helped lower his ERA to 4.43, its lowest mark in more than a month. After a disastrous final three starts in July (17 runs in 14.2 innings), Dickey has thrown the ball well in August. Through four starts this month, the 41-year-old has picked up two wins and owns a 3.13 ERA with 16 strikeouts over 23 innings. Dickey will make his next start Sunday at home against the Twins.

R.A. Dickey
SP TOR
1 month ago

Dickey (8-13) took the loss on Monday despite allowing just one run in five innings against the Yankees. He surrendered four hits, walked four, and struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Dickey has been less than dominant to say the least, finishing six innings just once in his last five starts. He has now walked seven over his last two starts, though his six strikeouts were the most he's had in an outing since July 5. Dickey won't take the mound again until Tuesday the 23rd, agains the Angels.