Dallas Keuchel has himself a new Major League home
It didn’t take long for Chicago White Sox castoff pitcher Dallas Keuchel to end up signing with a team. Just a few days after being Designated for Assignment (DFA’d), Keuchel came back to earth with the Arizona Diamondbacks and appears to have found a home at least for now.
Keuchel signed what ended up being a Minor league contract which means he will get some practice in the Minors before he makes his way back up to the Majors if he can do that.
The contract allows him an “out” in case he doesn’t make it up to the Major Leagues. This is very beneficial to Keuchel because it doesn’t tie him down to the club and allows him to go somewhere else where he may get a chance to start.
Keuchel has a beleaguered past with the White Sox as his production seemed to tail off at the end of last season. He then never firmly established himself as a starter and struggled this year.
Dallas Keuchel struggled at the end of his tenure with the Chicago White Sox.
He ended his time with the White Sox sporting an ERA of 7.88 and a 2-5 record in eight starts. He signed a lucrative $55 million contract with the White Sox who are still on the hook for part of that salary.
Perhaps with a fresh start, Keuchel will be able to find that magic that once made him a very good pitcher. Keuchel is also one of the best defensive pitchers in the Major Leagues and has won some awards for his defensive performance.
He still has something left to offer but needs to hone his skills and get out of the incredible slump that he is in before he is able to contribute in the Major Leagues.
The White Sox and their fans will not miss Keuchel by any stretch of the imagination. He “burned” a lot of fans with his poor starts and losses. He may be remembered as a “mistake” thanks to his end with the White Sox.
If he does end up doing well with the Diamondbacks, fans still won’t miss him. He’s a blemish on the history of the White Sox and will be someone that could be soon forgotten.