Team USA manager Joe Torre firmed up his starting pitching for the first round of the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, slating Derek Holland against Canada.
The drawn-out process is finally concluded. R.A. Dickey has passed his physical and agreed to a contract extension with the Blue Jays, the club announced Monday.
R.A. Dickey and the Mets are only $6 million apart in negotiations now, but the Mets continue to talk to teams interested in a trade for the reigning NL Cy Young winner.
The Rangers are willing to deal third-base prospect Mike Olt for Mets starting pitcher and 2012 Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, but the Mets are looking for more.
The availability of slugger Josh Hamilton and pitcher Zack Greinke held up decisions on other signings and possible trades involving Ranger Michael Young and the Mets’ Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey.
New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey capped a storybook 2012 season by being named the National League’s Cy Young Award winner by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Tampa Bay Rays southpaw David Price capturing the honor in the American League when results were released on Wednesday.
Seven years removed from the only pitch he ever saw in the majors, Adam Greenberg returned to a major league batter’s box on Tuesday night as a pinch hitter for the Miami Marlins against the New York Mets’ R.A. Dickey.