The Chicago White Sox made a crazy decision that nobody expected to see earlier this season. On May 30th, 2020, Dallas Keuchel was DFA’d because of his performance on the White Sox mound in the year and a half leading up to that moment.
They couldn’t afford to keep allowing him to start games because he was giving them no chance to win. With where they were in the standings, it was impossible to allow him to keep giving them no chance to win at all. On days he started, it was like the Sox had no chance by the third inning.
Not long after being let go by the White Sox, he was picked up by the Arizona Diamondbacks. The problem for him is that he wasn’t good with them either. Everything that was ailing his performances in Chicago was happening there too.
Last week, the Diamondbacks followed the White Sox lead and DFA’d him too. That was the second time this season that it happened which has to be tough on him. He was left looking for his third MLB home of the season.
Dallas Keuchel has found his third baseball home of the 2022 MLB season.
Well, it seems as if he has found one. Dallas Keuchel is signing a Minor League deal with the Texas Rangers. It is his third baseball home of the season and we will have to wait and see if Keuchel makes his way back to the big leagues this season.
With Arizona, he went 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA which is actually worse than his numbers with the White Sox before that. The Rangers are hoping to get a little bit better production from him than the White Sox and Diamondbacks did but they shouldn’t be holding their breath.
In his career, Keuchel is a Cy Young Award winner, a two-time All-Star, and a World Series champion. He fell off a cliff as hard as any pitcher in recent memory as he went from one of the better pitchers on a good White Sox team to one of the worst in the league.
The Rangers came into this season with mixed expectations after spending a lot of money in free agency during the winter. At 43-52 and 20.0 games out of first place, it is fair to say that they haven’t met the expectations up to this point. Signing Dallas Keuchel to a Minor League deal with the possibility of calling him up isn’t a good sign for them.