“If that’s the decision that they make, I feel like it would be unfortunate because it probably is going to mean that I’m not going to be back,” Dickey said then. “And that would be sad.”
Thole, 26, hit .234 with one homer and 21 RBIs in 104 games this year. The 29-year-old Nickeas split last season between the Mets and Triple-A Buffalo. He batted .174 with one homer and 13 RBIs for New York.
AP Sports Writer Mike Fitzpatrick contributed to this report.