Former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel has found a permanent home.
The free agent pitcher agreed to a three-year, $55 million deal with the Chicago White Sox, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports’ Bob Nightengale. The people were not authorized to speak publicly because the deal is not yet official.
For Keuchel, the deal represents a welcome departure from last offseason. After seven seasons with the Astros, which included winning the 2015 Cy Young Award and a World Series title in 2017, the left-hander hit free agency, only to not finding a landing place until well into the season.
He joined the Atlanta Braves in June on a one-year, $13 million deal, posting an 8-8 record with 91 strikeouts and a solid 3.75 ERA in 112.2 innings as the team went on to win the NL East title. He made two starts in the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals but did not record any decisions and had a 4.50 ERA.
Lifetime in the regular season, the 31-year-old has a 3.67 ERA.
For the White Sox, the Keuchel signing marks a definitive hit in their search for more pitching after the team had struck out in its pursuit of Zack Wheeler and Jordan Lyles.