Keuchel, Braves reach 1-year deal for about $13M, according to source

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During his time in Houston, he had amassed a 3.66 ERA (109 ERA+) and 2.76 strikeout-to-walk ratio in almost 200 appearances, and won the AL Cy Young award in 2015.

They then sat on the market after the season began in part because no team wanted to give up the draft-pick compensation that would have come with signing them.

Free agent pitcher Dallas Keuchel - a Tulsa Kelley alum - and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a one-year contract that would pay the 2015 AL Cy Young Award victor about $13 million, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday night.

As far as his numbers, Keuchel owns a 3.77 ERA, posting 3.74 ERA over 34 starts for the Astros in 2018.

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Keuchel is scheduled to have his physical Friday and is slated to make a start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday, sources told ESPN. He gets the ball on the ground. Those are somewhat disappointing numbers after the lefty posted an ERA under 3.00 in three of the previous four seasons, including a 20-win campaign in 2015.

After winning their first NL East title past year since 2013, the Braves are 33-29, two games behind first-place Philadelphia. "He knows who he is, what he does best - attacking the game plan, improvising as the game goes along". Initially reported by the Athletic, Keuchel agreed to a deal with the Atlanta Braves. "He got ultra-focused on just getting back to his strengths and being himself".

He remained with the club until he became a free agent following the conclusion of last season, and went 76-63 with a 3.66 ERA (484 ER/1,189.1 IP) in 192 games, 183 starts for the Astros. Dallas Keuchel is going to Atlanta. He first reached the major leagues with Houston in 2012.