Phoenix — The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a minor league contract with former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel, according to multiple reports.
The veteran left-back was recently released by the Chicago White Sox after scoring 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA from eight starts. He was in the final season of a $55 million three-year deal.
The 34-year-old Keuchel won the American League Cy Young Award with the Houston Astros in 2015 and is also a two-time All Star and five-time Gold Glove winner. He will try to regain his old form by reuniting with coach Brent Strom, who was with the Astros in 2015 and joined the Diamondbacks during an off season.
The Diamondbacks are looking for more options at the start of the course after right-hander Humberto Castellanos became one of the injured with an elbow injury.
If Keuchel is added to the 40-man roster, Arizona will only be responsible for a pro-rata share of the major league minimums of $700,000, and the White Sox will still be responsible for the rest of his $18 million salary this year. Chicago also owes the $1.5 million purchase of the 2023 option.
Keuchel, 101-87 with a 3.86 ERA in 262 career games with 251 starts, last appeared for Chicago on May 26, when he only lasted twice, allowing seven strokes and six in a 16-7 loss to the Boston Red Sox.
News of the deal was first reported by The Athletic.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.