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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws (Credit: AP)

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (March 23, 2011)

R.A. Dickey

Photos of the Mets knuckleball pitcher R.A. Dickey.

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43)
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) reacts to a play in the field against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

R.A. Dickey #43 of the New York Mets
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R.A. Dickey #43 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at Citi Field. (June 22, 2011)

JUNE 5: METS 6, BRAVES 4 Game story
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JUNE 5: METS 6, BRAVES 4
Game story - Box Score - Photos
Recap: RA Dickey turned in another gem by limiting the Braves to two singles over eight innings. Manny Acosta and Francisco Rodriguez nearly combined to toss away a five-run lead in the ninth, with Rodriguez giving up a three-run homer to Diory Hernandez. A scary moment in the second inning when Beltran limped off the field after fouling a ball off his right calf. X-rays were negative and he's listed day-to-day.
Key stat: Justin Turner has 21 RBIs in 21 games.
2011 record: 28-31
2010 record: 31-28

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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey walks
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey walks to the Mets' dugout before the baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies. (May 29, 2011)

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43)
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) throws in the top of the second inning against the San Francisco Giants. (May 3, 2011)

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers against the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park. (April 27, 2011)

The Mets are wary of R.A. Dickey's plan
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The Mets are wary of R.A. Dickey's plan to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. (undated file photo)

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey on the
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New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey on the mound in the 5th inning of his game against the Washington Nationals. (April 8, 2011)

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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals. (March 23, 2011)

Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey works in the first
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Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey works in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Sept. 8, 2010)

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey delivers to the Chicago Cubs in the first inning. (Sept. 3, 2010)

New York Mets' R.A. Dickey (43) hits a
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New York Mets' R.A. Dickey (43) hits a two-run single off Houston Astros' Bud Norris in the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) hits
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New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey (43) hits an RBI double as Houston Astros catcher Humberto Quintero, left, watches during the seventh inning. (Aug. 18, 2010)

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New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey throws to
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New York Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey throws to the Houston Astros during the first inning. (Aug. 18, 2010)

New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey points
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New York Mets starting pitcher R.A. Dickey points towards home plate after pitching a complete game one hit shutout against the Philadelphia Phillies. (Aug. 13, 2010)

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