Ex-Cy Young winner joins Diamondbacks on minor-league deal
Dallas Keuchel has found a new home.
Keuchel is signing a minor-league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday. Keuchel will head to Triple-A. His deal gives him the option to terminate his contract if he’s not in the majors by a certain date, Rosenthal says.
Keuchel spent five seasons in Houston with Diamondbacks pitching coach Brent Strom. Will head to Triple A. Deal includes an out if he is not promoted to majors by certain date. https://t.co/eYbaNDXPaY
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 6, 2022
Keuchel will hope to retool in the minors after getting off to a rough start this season with the Chicago White Sox. The 34-year-old went 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA in 8 starts with the White Sox this season. He allowed six home runs in 32 innings.
As recently as 2020, Keuchel was still showing top stuff. He went 6-2 with a 1.99 ERA in the shortened 2020 season. Keuchel has been an All-Star twice in his career, including in 2015 when he won the Cy Young Award. That season, Keuchel went 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA.