Once again, Dallas Keuchel finds himself without a job.
After being released by the Chicago White Sox earlier this year, the veteran left-hander got another shot with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
But the former Cy Young winner never found it in Arizona.
For the season, Keuchel is 2-7 with a very poor 8.53 ERA and a WAR of -2.1.
He made just four starts in Arizona before being released, compiling an 0-2 record and a 9.64 ERA.
Now, Keuchel is searching for yet another opportunity after things didn’t work out in Arizona.
ESPN’s top MLB analyst Jeff Passan reported the news about Keuchel being designated for assignment by the D’Backs and how he now finds himself in the free agency pool again.
Left-hander Dallas Keuchel has been designated for assignment by the Arizona Diamondbacks, sources tell ESPN. He had been DFA'd earlier this year by the White Sox and caught on with the Diamondbacks but struggled in four starts. He'll clear waivers and be a free agent again.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 21, 2022
Keuchel DFA’d Again
It seems that the former All-Star, World Series champion, and Cy Young Award winner has simply lost his way.
This is not the Keuchel of old.
He was a true ace during his days with the Houston Astros.
But after his first season in Chicago, he began to falter.
Last season, he posted a 5.28 ERA and a 9-9 record.
He was 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA when the White Sox got rid of him.
Keuchel is a far cry from he was during his days in Houston, when he played a key role in the team’s resurgence, which culminated in a 2017 World Series title.
It’s possible that his career could be over given the way he has pitched over the past two seasons.
It’s hard to imagine another team wanting to take a chance on him right now.
No contender that is looking to add a starter will make a move to sign him.
It’s as if Keuchel’s best days are simply behind him.