TRADE: Brewers Deal For Former Cy Young Winner From Mariners

 It's been a long time since he's been relevant in the big leagues, with an ERA north of 6.00 over the last three seasons, and his Cy Young win was nearly a decade ago, but still, Dallas Keuchel has some takers in the majors, and today the Milwaukee Brewers decided to take a chance, trading for the left-hander from the Seattle Mariners. 

It was strictly a cash transaction, as the Mariners don't receive a player in return.

Keuchel last pitched in the bigs last season with the Minnesota Twins, where he posted a 5.97 ERA in 10 games, six of them starts. The 36-year-old was toiling the M's farm system this season on a minor league deal, and went 7-4 with a 3.93 ERA in 13 starts at Triple-A Tacoma.

The Brewers rotation has been decimated by injuries this season, so until they're able to swing a deal for a current major league arm, they're going to give Keuchel a chance. Rookie Carlos Rodriguez fell to 0-3 with a 7.30 ERA in his short trial in the rotation, so his spot could be filled by the veteran southpaw.

Keuchel was one of the top pitchers in baseball in the middle of the last decade with the Houston Astros. He won the Cy Young in 2015 by going 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA and made two All-Star appearances while with the Stros. 

More recently, his career has been marked by years such as in 2022, when he compiled an unruly 9.20 ERA in 14 starts, for three different teams. 

We'll see if he can find any of that past magic while in Milwaukee. 

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