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R.A. Dickey recalled

Here's the official release from the Mariners. I haven't been down to the clubhouse yet so I haven't got a chance to talk him.


Will be Available for Today's Game in Detroit.

DETROIT, Mich. -- Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Bill Bavasi announced today that the Mariners have recalled right-handed pitcher R.A. Dickey from AAA Tacoma. He fills the spot created when Seattle has designated right-handed pitcher Cha Seung Baek for assignment after Wednesday night's game.

Dickey (#41) will be in uniform and available for today's 1:05 pm (ET) game at the Detroit Tigers.

Dickey, 33, will be in his second stint with the Mariners. He was recalled from Tacoma on April 14 and optioned back to AAA on April 22 when J.J. Putz was activated from the disabled list. Dickey made two appearances with Seattle in April, going 0-1, 6.43 (5 ER, 7.0 IP). He started and recorded the loss in his lone start on April 18 at Los Angeles of Anaheim (6.0 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 IBB, 2 SO).

In seven starts with the Tacoma Rainiers, the knuckleballer was 2-5, 3.44 (19 ER, 49.2 IP) with 30 strikeouts and eight walks. He lasted at least 6.0 innings in all seven of his starts, including going 7.0-or-more innings five times.

"Our pitching is a little beat up right now, and having R.A. here will give us some protection if we need a long man today or this weekend," Mariners manager John McLaren said.