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Brewers acquire left-hander Dallas Keuchel from Mariners for cash

Brewers acquire left-hander Dallas Keuchel from Mariners for cash

Brewers acquire left-hander Dallas Keuchel from Mariners for cash

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Brewers added some depth to their injury-plagued pitching staff Tuesday by acquiring 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel, who has spent this entire season in the leagues minors.

Milwaukee added the 36-year-old left-hander from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for cash. Keuchel is 7-4 with a 3.93 ERA in 13 starts with the Mariners’ Triple-A affiliate in Tacoma this season.

Keuchel last pitched in the majors with the Minnesota Twins in 2023, when he went 2-1 with a 5.97 ERA in 10 appearances.

Keuchel owns a 103-92 record and a 4.02 ERA in a major league career that includes two All-Star appearances, in 2015 and 2017. He went 20-8 with a 2.43 ERA with the Houston Astros. in his Cy Young Award-winning season. 2015.

But he has declined quite a bit in recent years as he struggles to stay on various teams.

The Brewers needed to add some depth to their starting pitchers while dealing with numerous injuries to their pitching staff. Milwaukee leads the NL Central despite receiving just 375 1/3 total innings from its starting pitchers through Monday to rank second-to-last in the majors, ahead of only San Diego’s 371 2/3 innings. Francisco.

Milwaukee traded 2021 National League Cy Young Award winner Corbin Burnes to the Baltimore Orioles before the season and knew entering the year that two-time All-Star Brandon Woodruff wouldn’t pitch at all in 2024 as he recovered from offseason shoulder surgery.

Since then, Wade Miley and Robert Gasser have missed this season due to shoulder injuries. Other Brewers pitchers on the injured list include Joe Ross (lower back), Jakob Junis (right shoulder), DL Hall (left knee), Taylor Clarke (toe), JB Bukauskas (right back) and the two times All-Star closer Devin. Williams (back).