Report: Jays agree to extension with Dickey
New York Mets' R.A. Dickey pitches to the Miami Marlins during the first inning of a baseball game in Miami, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. The Toronto Blue Jays have reportedly moved a step closer to acquiring Dickey from the New York Mets by signing the Cy Young winner to a two-year, $25-million contract extension, according to a report from FOXSports.com. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Alan Diaz
TORONTO - The Toronto Blue Jays have moved a step closer to acquiring R.A. Dickey from the New York Mets by signing the Cy Young winner to a two-year, $25-million contract extension, according to multiple reports.
The deal will reportedly become official once Dickey passes a physical. The contract extension was a condition of the reported deal in principle reached between the Jays and the Mets on Sunday.
Multiple reports say the Mets would also send catcher Josh Thole and a non-elite prospect to the Jays in exchange for catchers Travis D'Arnaud and John Buck, right-hander Noah Syndergaard and another non-elite prospect.
The 23-year-old D'Arnaud is viewed as the Jays' No. 1 prospect, while the 20-year-old Syndergaard is ranked No. 3.
Dickey, a 38-year-old knuckleballer who went 20-6 with a 2.73 earned-run average for the Mets in 2012, is coming off a season in which he led the NL in strikeouts (230), ERA, innings (233 2-3), complete games (five) and shutouts (three).
If acquired, he would join a Toronto rotation including new additions Josh Johnson and Mark Buehrle along with returning starters Brandon Morrow and Ricky Romero.
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