R.A. Dickey, who rose from the first cut in New York Mets spring training camp in 2010 to NL Cy Young winner two years later, will by all indications continue his epic tale in Canada.
The Mets were working Saturday morning toward completing a trade that would send the 38-year-old knuckleballer to the Toronto Blue Jays, a major league executive aware of the talks told ESPN.com.
A major league source said 23-year-old catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud must be part of the deal for it to be finalized.
Upon completion of the trade, the former Seattle Mariner would become only the fourth reigning Cy Young Award winner in major league history to start the following season with a new team via trade, joining David Cone (1995), Pedro Martinez (1998) and Roger Clemens (1999).
Dickey is due $5 million from the Mets in 2013 and is seeking a two-year, $26-million extension.