Report: Keuchel joins Diamondbacks on minor-league deal after DFA from White Sox

  • Former Sox starter Dallas Keuchel has signed with Arizona, according to various reports.

    Former Sox starter Dallas Keuchel has signed with Arizona, according to various reports. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 6/6/2022 3:36 PM

On May 26, Dallas Keuchel took the mound against the Red Sox and was shelled by Boston hitters and loudly booed by the home crowd at Guaranteed Rate Field.

The left-hander lasted just 2 innings in the White Sox's 16-7 loss to the Red Sox, and he gave up 6 runs to drive his ERA to 7.88.

 

It turned out to be his last start for the White Sox. Two days later, Keuchel was designated for assignment and -- not surprisingly, given the $12 million-plus left on his contract -- was not claimed by another team.

Keuchel seemed to have a feel for what was coming after being pounded by Boston.

"If people want to write me off, that's OK," he said. "I've been written off before and I'm a competitor and I'm an athlete and we'll turn the tide."

According to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, Keuchel will try turning the tide with the Diamondbacks after signing a minor-league deal with Arizona Monday.

The 34-year-old lefty was 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA in 8 starts this season. Last year, Keuchel was left off the Sox's playoff roster after going 9-9 with a 5.28 ERA.

Before signing a three-year, $55 million contract with the White Sox in December 2019, Keuchel went 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA for the Astros in 2015 and won the AL Cy Young Award.

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