The Arizona Diamondbacks have been looking for some pitching reinforcements and they might have just found one.
After having been released by the Chicago White Sox, former lefty ace Dallas Keuchel has a new opportunity standing before him.
Yesterday, the Diamondbacks signed the former All-Star, Cy Young Award winner, and World Series champion to a minor league deal.
The veteran left-hander was 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA with the White Sox this year before being let go.
For his career, Keuchel owns a 3.86 ERA.
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic was the first to break the news, as he announced the signing via Twitter.
Diamondbacks signing free-agent left-hander Dallas Keuchel to minor-league deal, sources tell @TheAthletic.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 6, 2022
Keuchel Heads To The Desert
This could turn out to be a low-risk, high-reward type move for the D’Backs.
More importantly, it would reunite Keuchel with Brent Strom, the current pitching coach for the D’Backs who held the role with the Houston Astros while Keuchel was there.
If he can return to his old form, then the Diamondbacks rotation would get some solid veteran experience.
Keuchel is a guy who has experience pitching in the postseason and throwing some pretty quality games, such as the 2015 American League Wild Card Game.
Surprisingly, Arizona is right in the thick of the postseason race.
They may be 26-30, but they only trail the San Francisco Giants by 4.5 games for the third Wild Card spot in the National League.
Keuchel could help them get back into the race a little bit.