PHOENIX – TheMultiple reports claim that they have reached an agreement to minor league contracts with Dallas Keuchel (ex-Cy Young Award winner), according to multiple reports.
The released the left-hander veteran recentlyAfter a record of 2-5 and a 7.88 ERA from eight starts, he retired with a 2.05 record. He was on the final season for a $55million, three-year contract.
Keuchel, a 34-year-old, was awarded the American League Cy Young Award.In 2015, he was also an All-Star twice and a five-time Gold Glove recipient. Brent Strom, his pitching coach, will help him regain his former form. Strom was with the Astros in 2015. He also joined the Diamondbacks during offseason.
After Humberto Castellanos, right-hander for the Diamondbacks, was injured in an elbow injury, the team is looking to add more rotation options.
Arizona would only be responsible for a prorated portion of the $700,000. Major league minimum. The White Sox would continue to pay the remainder of Keuchel's $18 million salary if he is added to the roster. Chicago also owes $1.5million for the 2023 option.
Keuchel, 101-87, has a 3.86 ERA over 262 career games with 251 start innings. His last appearance for Chicago was May 26, when he lasted only two innings and allowed seven hits and six runs in a loss to the Chicago Cubs..
The Athletic reported first on the news.
This report was contributed by The Associated Press.