Dickey clears waivers, remains in Rangers organization

April 26, 2006

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers knuckleballer R.A. Dickey cleared waivers and was sent outright Wednesday back to Triple-A Oklahoma.

The Rangers designated Dickey for assignment Sunday when they purchased the contract of left-hander Ron Mahay from Oklahoma. Dickey had to clear waivers for the Rangers to keep the former first-round pick, who has developed the knuckleball over the last two seasons.

Dickey, drafted in 1996, made the opening day rotation for the first time this season. He then allowed six home runs to Detroit in his only start April 6 to match the post-1900 major league record and was optioned to Oklahoma the next day.