The Arizona Diamondbacks are signing left-handed starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel to a minor league deal, according to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal.
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, 34, is a two-time All-Star and won the American League Cy Young award in 2015 with the Houston Astros. The lefty pitched in Houston for his first seven seasons, posting a 3.66 ERA and 1.250 WHIP.
After one year with the Atlanta Braves in 2019, Keuchel signed a three-year, $55.5 million deal with the Chicago White Sox. He failed to replicate those great numbers from his days with the Astros, recording a 4.79 ERA and 1.500 WHIP in Chicago despite an encouraging start to his time there. He sported a 1.99 ERA for his 11 outings in the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.
Keuchel made eight starts this season for the White Sox and gave up 28 earned runs across 32.0 innings for a 7.88 ERA. He was designated for assignment by Chicago on May 28.
The Diamondbacks’ starting rotation recently had right-hander Humberto Castellanos, the team’s No. 5 starter, placed on the 15-day injured list on Wednesday due to a strained right elbow. Castellanos is coming off two of his worst outings of the season, which could open the door for someone else to join the rotation.
The D-backs start a four-game series in Cincinnati against the Reds on Monday with a 3:40 p.m. first pitch you can hear on ESPN 620 AM and 98.7 FM HD-2.