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R.A. Dickey reveals he had offseason knee surgery

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R.A. Dickey arrived at Blue Jays camp on Sunday and revealed to reporters, including Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com, that he underwent surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee soon after the Blue Jays were eliminated by the Royals in the 2015 American League Championship Series.

Dickey said the rehab process only lasted 4-6 weeks and seemed confident that he would be a full participant in Blue Jays camp this spring, but this is obviously still something worth monitoring for a guy entering his age-41 season.

The veteran knuckleballer posted a 3.91 ERA in 214 1/3 regular-season innings last year for Toronto. He had one good postseason start (versus Texas) and then one very bad one in ALCS Game 4 against Kansas City.

Dickey is owed $12 million in 2016 — the final year of his current deal.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.