Found April 19, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
The Toronto Blue Jays removed right-handed starting pitcher R.A. Dickey from last night’s contest against the Chicago White Sox due to neck and back tightness, according to Shi Davidi of Sportsnet. Dickey removed due to neck and back tightness. — Shi Davidi (@ShiDavidi) April 19, 2013 Dickey was visited on the mound by Toronto’s trainer after he struck out DeWayne Wise in the sixth inning. He remained in the game through that inning, but he was ultimately replaced by Esmil Rogers to start the seventh. The move is believed to simply be precautionary, as the Blue Jays do not consider the ailments to be serious. Following the game, manager John Gibbons told reporters – including John Lott of The National Post – that Dickey is expected to make his next start. Dickey’s neck and back tightness ruined what was his best start of the season for the Blue Jays. The veteran had allowed only two hits with a walk and seven strikeouts over his six innings of work. His performance last night lowered his season ERA to 4.30 over 23 innings. He’s now allowed only a single run over his last two outings. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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