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Rheinecker optioned, Mahay up, Dickey DFA'd

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Just saw a newsflash from Jamey Newberg saying that John Rheinecker has been optioned to AAA, Ron Mahay has been called up, and R.A. Dickey has been designated for assignment.

Surprising news on Dickey, although I guess they are making the calculated risk that a guy who turns 32 this year, and who is now trying to master the knuckleball, isn't going to be an attractive waiver claim for anyone. Assuming he clears waivers, he'd stay in the organization.

Still, there's no greater Buck-boy than R.A. Dickey, so the move isn't what I would have expected.

If Mahay is back to where he was in 2004, he'd be a great addition to the pen.