In an effort to bolster their starting rotation, the Atlanta Braves have signed veteran R.A. Dickey, 42, to a one-year deal with an option for 2018.
The former Cy Young Award winner had a down year for the Blue Jays in 2016, going 10-15 with a 4.46 ERA, striking out 126 batters in 169.2 innings pitched. This is his highest season ERA since 2009, and the first time he hasn’t pitched at least 200 innings since 2011 with the Mets.
The Braves seem to be using him as a stop gap until their top starting pitching prospects are MLB-ready.
It’s a one-year deal with an option for the 2018 season, the value of the contract has not yet been reported.