MLB Rumors: Phillies Considering Pitcher Released 3X Last Year

Are the Philadelphia Phillies really this desperate to add some depth to their starting rotation? According to MLB Insider Jon Heyman, Dave Dombrowski and Co. have "considered" 11-year veteran Dallas Keuchel on a minor league deal. 

Heyman adds that they haven't made an offer yet. 

Perhaps they had a closer look at what the 35-year-old did last season. Keuchel, a Cy Young winner eight years ago, hasn't demonstrated any ability to pitch effectively in the majors over the past couple of years. 

H tried his hand with three teams in 2022, the Chicago White Sox, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers. All three teams would release him after watching him take the mound a few times. 

In Chicago, Keuchel posted a 7.88 ERA in eight starts, with an outrageous 2.15 WHIP. He walked as many as he struck out. 

From there, it was on to the desert, where the Snakes gave him four starts, to the tune of a 9.64 ERA, before cutting him. 

Finally, the pitching-starved Rangers gave him a shot, but it took them only two games, with a 12.60 ERA—14 earned runs and 18 hits in just 10 innings—to send him packing. 

The Phillies currently have Ranger Suarez on the IL, but is that enough to give Keuchel the ball? As mentioned by Heyman, they haven't made an offer yet. And perhaps, they never will.

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