BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 21:  Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros pitches in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 21, 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)


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.