42-year-old knuckleballer RA Dickey agrees with Braves

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ATLANTA (AP) – 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 New York 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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