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R.A. Dickey agrees to deal with Atlanta Braves, returns to NL East

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher R.A. Dickey throws against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning of a spring training baseball game. (March 2, 2013) Credit: AP

ATLANTA — Former NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract, adding a 42-year-old knuckleballer to a thin rotation as the team moves into a new ballpark.

Dickey’s agreement, announced Thursday, is subject to a successful physical.

Dickey he had a career-high 20 wins in 2012, his final season with the Mets, won the Cy Young and was traded. The right-hander spent the last four years with the Toronto Blue Jays, going 10-15 with a 4.46 ERA in 2016.

No one had double-figure wins for Atlanta this year, prompting general manager John Coppolella to say he would pursue at least two established starters on the free-agent market. Julio Teheran heads a rotation projected to include Josh Collmenter.

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