According to multiple reports, the Houston Astros have reached a one-year agreement with ace pitcher Dallas Keuchel and have avoided arbitration. The deal is reportedly worth $13.2 million over a single season, and both parties are happy with the deal.
Keuchel has been an important piece in the Astros' rise to prominence and is a two-time All-Star and won the AL Cy Young award in 2015. He will be eligible for free agency after the 2018 season.
Dallas Keuchel and the #Astros settle on a 1-year deal worth $13.2 million: "I think it's a good, fair agreement for my last year of arbitration. Looking forward to getting back with the boys and hopefully defending our title."— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 12, 2018