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Manuel, Mets putting faith in Dickey

Veteran knuckleballer may be finally entrenching himself in a major league rotation

Updated: May 30, 2010, 9:56 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

MILWAUKEE -- R.A. Dickey had a Pacific Coast League-best 13 wins and was named the Triple-A league's pitcher of the year in 2007. Yet the Milwaukee Brewers did not give him a September call-up that season, believing his knuckleball was a gimmick rather than a trustworthy offering.

Three years later, Dickey finally may be entrenching himself in a major league rotation.

Dickey surrendered two homers to Brewers second baseman Rickie Weeks, but departed after seven innings with the Mets ...

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