R.A. Dickey needs only to agree to a contract extension for the proposed seven-player trade between the New York Mets and Toronto Blue Jays to be completed, FoxSports.com reported Sunday.
According to the report, Dickey has until 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday to reach an agreement on an extension to become a member of the Blue Jays.
Dickey is under contract for the 2013 season, but was seeking a two-year extension for an additional $26 million to $28 million over two years from the Mets before the proposed trade.
A tentative agreement has been reached that would send Dickey, the 2012 Cy Young Award winner, from the Mets to Toronto. Blue Jays catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud would be the centerpiece of the group of players coming to New York in the deal.
Besides Dickey, the Mets would also send catcher Josh Thole and a non-elite prospect to the Blue Jays, and the Mets would get d'Arnaud, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, catcher John Buck and a non-elite prospect from the Blue Jays.
The Mets would not get coveted outfielder Anthony Gose.
D'Arnaud, 23, hit .333 with 16 home runs and 52 RBI for Class AAA Las Vegas before a knee injury in late June ended his season. He was considered the No. 17-ranked prospect by Baseball America before last season.
Syndergaard, 20, was 8-5 with a 2.60 ERA for Class A Lansing this year with 122 strikeouts in 103 2/3 innings. Baseball America rated the right-hander as Toronto's No. 3 prospect.
Buck came to Toronto from the Miami Marlins in November.
Thole is wanted by Toronto because he is familiar with handling Dickey's knuckleball.