MLB Rumors: Dallas Keuchel Reportedly Open To One-Year Contract, Padres Could Be ‘Best Fit’

Dallas Keuchel, then playing for the Houston Astros, pitches during Game 3 of the 2018 AL Divisional Series.

With former American League Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel still available on the free agent market at the moment, the San Diego Padres have been one of the teams most consistently linked to the left-handed starter. And while the Padres are currently leading the National League West Division with an 11-6 record, recent rumors suggest that Keuchel could be close to bolstering the team’s starting rotation and signing a short-term contract with San Diego.

On Sunday, ESPN’s Buster Olney offered the latest update on Keuchel’s status as an unsigned free agent, tweeting that the 31-year-old Keuchel is now open to signing a “good” one-year contract. Specifically, Olney added that the Padres could be “the best fit” for the lefty, noting that the team has gotten off to a good start to the 2019 MLB season and that he could potentially produce good pitching numbers in the “big” ballparks of the NL West Division.

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