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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
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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

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Dallas Keuchel will be pushed back from his scheduled Friday start due to fatigue.

In order to afford Keuchel an extra day's rest or two, Doug Fister will start in his place against the Rangers on Friday night. The reigning AL Cy Young winner won't be pushed out of the key series entirely, though, and is expected to start on either Saturday or Sunday.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 06:52:00 PM

Dallas Keuchel gave up two runs in seven innings of work as the Astros beat the Rays 6-2 on Saturday.

His wildly inconsistent season took a swing in the right direction tonight. He was unscored upon until the fifth inning when ninth-place hitter Bobby Wilson took him deep with a runner aboard. Keuchel gave up nine hits and a walk while generating four strikeouts on the night. His record improves to 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 168 innings.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Dallas Keuchel pitched well in Sunday's victory over the Orioles, fanning seven over eight innings of two-run baseball.

Keuchel scattered five hits and walked one on the afternoon. He allowed a solo homer to Jonathan Schoop in the fourth inning and an RBI single to Adam Jones in the fifth, but that was the extent of the damage against him. Keuchel has been incredibly inconsistent this season, pitching to a 4.64 ERA and 1.28 WHIP across 161 innings. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he takes on the Rays at home on Saturday.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 08:57:00 PM

Dallas Keuchel allowed six runs on six hits over five innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

A two-run home run was among the six hits given up, but the performance wasn't actually as bad as his final line suggests. Keuchel walked just one while striking out seven, and he once again induced more ground balls than fly balls. The results haven't been what Keuchel has wanted in the past month -- he's just 1-3 in his last six starts -- but he's been much better since his early struggles. Keuchel will keep working on his 4.76 ERA Sunday at the Orioles.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 01:19:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
4Juan Centeno
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Tyler White
4A.J. Reed
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
LF1Nori Aoki
2Teoscar Hernandez
3Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
8Reymin Guduan
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7James Hoyt
8Jandel Gustave
9Ashur Tolliver
10Brady Rodgers
11Kevin Chapman
12C.J. Riefenhauser