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Dallas Keuchel set to make Rangers’ debut on Saturday

Jul 7, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel (60) pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Left-hander Dallas Keuchel will make his Texas Rangers debut on Saturday when he starts against the visiting Detroit Tigers.

Keuchel, a former American League Cy Young Award winner, was signed to a minor league deal by Texas in late July after he was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks.

The Rangers will be third big league team of the season for Keuchel, who is 2-7 with an 8.53 ERA in 12 starts this season. He went 2-5 with a 7.88 ERA in eight starts for the Chicago White Sox and 0-2 with a 9.64 ERA in four outings for the Diamondbacks.

Keuchel, 34, is 101-89 with a 3.92 ERA in 11 seasons with the Houston Astros (2012-18), Atlanta Braves (2019), Chicago White Sox (2020-22) and Diamondbacks.

Keuchel, a two-time All-Star, won the Cy Young Award with the Astros in 2015 when he went 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA and two shutouts in 33 starts.

Keuchel went 1-0 with a 2.31 ERA in four starts at Triple-A Round Rock since joining the Texas organization.

Texas cleared a roster spot for Keuchel by placing left-hander Cole Ragans (calf) on the 15-day injured list. The 24-year-old rookie is 0-2 with a 4.42 ERA in four starts.

–Field Level Media