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Dallas Keuchel | Starting Pitcher | #60

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (0) / HOU
Contract: view contract details

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Dallas Keuchel isn't expected to pitch in his first spring training game for a couple of weeks.
It's not a big deal, as the schedule will still allow him to make five starts before the beginning of the regular season. Keuchel struggled through "major inflammation" in his rotator cuff last season while posting a 4.55 ERA over 26 starts, but he says that he feels great now. The Astros are banking on a rebound. Feb 21 - 9:47 AM

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Dallas Keuchel was sent home from Astros camp on Thursday morning due to the flu.

It was supposed to be his first official throw day, but the Astros will go ahead and push that back until the weekend. No worries here. Keuchel, 29, should have no trouble making up for lost time this early into spring training.
Feb 16 - 9:46 AM

Dallas Keuchel said Wednesday that he dealt with "major inflammation" in his rotator cuff last season.

The good news is that Keuchel said he feels "like a brand new guy" after a few months of rest. The southpaw has already thrown five bullpen sessions so far using his fastball and changeup. He's hoping to add his slider into the mix soon. Keuchel struggled with a 4.55 ERA over 26 starts last season, but he could have serious bounceback potential if the health issues are behind him.
Feb 15 - 10:40 AM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) will throw his first bullpen session on Thursday at Minute Maid Park in Houston.

Keuchel has been playing catch several times per week but hasn't thrown a bullpen session since shoulder woes ended his season prematurely in late August. As with many players heading into spring training, Keuchel feels like he's in the best shape of his life. The veteran southpaw will throw anywhere between two and four bullpen sessions before pitchers and catchers report for spring training.
Jan 29 - 9:41 PM

Astros and LHP Dallas Keuchel avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $9.15 million contract.

Keuchel receives a decent raise in his second year of arbitration eligibility even after putting up a disappointing 4.55 ERA over 26 starts last season. The left-hander will shoot for a bounce-back showing in 2017.
Jan 13 - 12:53 PM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) has been playing catch three times a week over the last couple of weeks.

Kuechel, who didn't pitch after August 27 last season due to shoulder inflammation, has thrown from a distance of 110-115 feet and reports feeling good. "I've been telling some of the guys it kind of feels weird to actually feel good," said Kuechel. "First time in a long time I feel 100 percent." After winning the AL Cy Young Award in 2015, Keuchel regressed to the tune of a 4.55 ERA last season. The Astros are banking on a rebound with improved health.
Jan 10 - 2:12 PM

Dallas Keuchel has been cleared to begin an offseason throwing program and is confident he has recovered from his shoulder injury.

The former Cy Young Award winner missed the last five weeks of the season with shoulder inflammation. Keuchel recently revealed he pitched through the injury throughout the year. It may explain his subpar results -- his ERA ballooned to 4.55 last season after sitting at 2.48 in 2015 when he won 20 games and the Cy Young. He delivered a 2.93 ERA in his breakout 2014 campaign. If he's truly healed, there will be reason for optimism for a bounceback.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 09:54:00 PM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) hopes to start throwing in December.

Keuchel, who won his third straight Gold Glove on Tuesday, didn't pitch after August 27 due to left shoulder inflammation. He's been working on strengthening his shoulder and will go for an MRI later this month. If he gets good news, he's hoping to be considered to pitch for Team USA in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Keuchel will be aiming to rebound in 2017 after he posted a disappointing 4.55 ERA and 1.29 WHIP over 26 starts.
Wed, Nov 9, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday that Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) isn't close to throwing.

Keuchel hasn't thrown in two weeks due to left shoulder inflammation. The southpaw indicated on Friday that the injury requires 4-6 weeks of rest, so while the Astros are leaving the window open a crack in case they make it deep into the playoffs, he's essentially done for the year. "Still not throwing, so the more days that go by without throwing, the longer it's going to take him to ramp up," said Luhnow. "We'd have to go to pretty deep into the postseason for that even to be a consideration."
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) isn't expected to throw until Monday at the earliest.

If the Astros have a rough weekend and their playoff hopes take a huge hit, the Astros may play things safe and simply shut him down for the remainder. He has been a disaster overall this season, compiling a 4.55 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 144/48 K/BB ratio over 168 innings.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 12:14:00 AM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to play catch on Wednesday.

Keuchel hasn't started a major league game since August 27 due to shoulder inflammation, but an MRI last week turned up negative and he's aiming to return to the Astros' rotation before the end of the regular season. Keuchel has registered a disappointing 4.55 ERA in 2016 after grabbing American League Cy Young Award honors in 2015.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 07:38:00 PM

An MRI on Dallas Keuchel's left shoulder came back negative.

He's merely dealing with inflammation, so the southpaw can breathe a sigh of relief. Keuchel needs to strengthen the shoulder before he can resume a throwing program, however, as he'll remain shut down at least through the weekend. There would seem to be a pretty decent chance he'll return this month, though.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 05:05:00 PM

The medical examination of Dallas Keuchel's left shoulder inflammation did not reveal any tears or structural damage.

Keuchel was scheduled to start on Tuesday after being pushed back from a previously scheduled Friday outing, but he was scratched from that one due to left shoulder inflammation. He was administered a cortisone shot during his medical check earlier this week and while there is no current timetable for his return, the Astros are probably breathing a sigh of relief that no structural damage was found.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 05:05:00 PM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) was scratched from Tuesday's start against the Indians and has flown back to Houston to see doctors.

Keuchel already had Friday's scheduled start pushed back due to what was termed as fatigue, but Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Monday that he's dealing with left shoulder inflammation. He has been shut down from throwing for the time being and given where we are in the season, he could be done for the year depending on what doctors find. Stay tuned. As for Tuesday against the Indians, Brad Peacock will start in his place.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 05:00:00 PM

Dallas Keuchel's (arm) next scheduled start has been pushed back to Tuesday versus the Indians.

It had already been pushed back once due to fatigue in his throwing arm, and he's still not responding as the Astros had hoped. Even the Tuesday assignment seems tentative at this point. Doug Fister, Joe Musgrove and Collin McHugh will start this weekend in Texas.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 05:54:00 PM

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