Dallas Keuchel and Braves agree to a 1-year deal for about $13M

Dallas Keuchel and Braves agree to a 1-year deal for about $13M
Houston Astros' Dallas Keuchel pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) (Source: Michael Dwyer)

By STEVEN WINE

AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) - Left-hander Dallas Keuchel says he doesn't expect to need much time tuning up in the minors before he joins his new team, the Atlanta Braves.

The team confirmed Friday night that the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner had agreed to a one-year contract. He's scheduled to pitch Saturday for Triple-A Gwinnett.

During a conference call, Keuchel said he has been pitching seven innings in simulated games in Southern California.

Keuchel's contract is for about $13 million. He went 12-11 with a 3.74 ERA in 34 starts last season for Houston and turned down a $17.9 million qualifying offer in November.

A two-time All-Star, Keuchel is 76-63 with a 3.66 ERA in seven major league seasons, all with the Astros.

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