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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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Dallas Keuchel yielded two runs in five innings Wednesday against the Twins.
Keuchel had the sinker working today and his velocity has been decent, if not quite up to 2015 standards. He should return to functioning as a solid mixed-league starter this year. Mar 22 - 4:37 PM

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Dallas Keuchel held the Braves scoreless for four innings in his start Friday.

After sitting out the first two weeks, Keuchel has pitched seven scoreless innings in his two starts. He still needs to pick up a tad more velocity, but he's right about where the Astros wanted him to be.
Mar 17 - 4:28 PM

Dallas Keuchel pitched three innings of shutout ball Sunday against the Nationals.

The Astros decided to be careful with Keuchel after his bout with shoulder inflammation last year, so this was his spring debut today. He had a pretty easy time, though his velocity was down a tick from what one expects from him. It'll be something to watch over the rest of the month.
Mar 12 - 5:18 PM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) has been cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut on Sunday against the Nationals.

It's the next step for Keuchel after he threw 39 pitches over two-plus innings in a simulated game on Tuesday. According to Astros manager A.J. Hinch, the plan is for him to throw two innings. Keuchel is being brought along slowly this spring after he pitched through what he recently described as "major inflammation" in his rotator cuff last season. The good news is that he's feeling much better now.
Mar 8 - 10:11 AM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) threw 39 pitches over two-plus innings in a simulated game on Tuesday.

Everything went well, as Keuchel said his body and arm felt "good." Nothing has been officially announced, but the southpaw said he's ready to make his spring debut. The Astros are being careful with Keuchel this spring after he dealt with shoulder inflammation last season while posting a 4.55 ERA over 26 starts, but he still has enough time to get ready for Opening Day.
Mar 7 - 10:47 AM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

Keuchel is behind the other Astros starters in camp following last season's shoulder issues. The hope is that he could be ready to make his Grapefruit League debut by the end of next week. Barring any setbacks, Keuchel should still have enough time to get ready for Opening Day.
Mar 3 - 10:00 AM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com writes that Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) "could be in line to appear in his first Grapefruit League game in the next 10 days or so."

There is no definitive date for Keuchel to make his debut, but he is getting closer. On Wednesday, he threw his second session of live batting practice. That went off without issue. The Astros are playing it safe with the 29-year-old southpaw following a season in which he dealt with shoulder inflammation and struggled to the tune of a 4.55 ERA. Assuming no setbacks, Keuchel should be able to put in enough spring starts -- even with the late debut -- that he will be ready to roll on Opening Day.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 1 - 2:38 PM

Dallas Keuchel will throw another live batting practice session on Wednesday.

Kuechel last threw BP on Sunday. The Astros are bringing him along slowly this spring after his shoulder issues from last week, but manager A.J. Hinch said Wednesday that he's progressing nicely. It's not clear when he'll make his spring debut, but the Astros have mapped out a plan for him to be ready for Opening Day.
Mar 1 - 10:04 AM

Dallas Keuchel (shoulder) threw live batting practice Sunday.

"Good next step in getting him ready," Astros manager A.J. Hinch said. Keuchel is being brought along slowly this spring after last season's shoulder issues. The left-hander won't pitch in games for the first couple weeks of spring training, but he's fully expected to be fine for Opening Day.
Feb 26 - 12:35 PM

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

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

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
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
8David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Chris Devenski
6Michael Feliz
7James Hoyt
8Jandel Gustave
9C.J. Riefenhauser
10Dayan Diaz