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No, Dallas Keuchel did not injure himself during the World Series celebration

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The other day it was revealed that Dallas Keuchel was recovering from a foot injury, which Keuchel told TMZ cameras was suffered during the celebration following the Astros’ World Series victory.

Seems he might’ve been pulling the paparazzi’s legs with that one. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN has the real poop:

A source familiar with the situation said that Keuchel was actually bothered by a case of plantar fasciitis during the final two months of the season. The Astros told media outlets on Sunday that Keuchel has been recovering from a minor foot sprain.

No matter who you believe, the injury is thought to be minor — he pitched with it, obviously, at least according to Crasnick’s sources — and he is expected to be ready for spring training.

Pour one out for those people who make the “most random baseball injuries” lists, who now have to remove Keuchel from their database.

Al Avila on trading Ian Kinsler: “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged.”

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Tigers GM Al Avila said on Tuesday, via MLB.com’s Jason Beck, that there’s been significant headway made in the quest to trade second baseman Ian Kinsler. He said, “We’ve gotten to the point where names have been exchanged. We just can’t agree.”

Kinsler, 35, is in the last year of his contract with the Tigers, earning $10 million for this coming season. In 2017, the veteran batted .236/.313/.412 with 22 home runs, 52 RBI, and 90 runs scored in 613 plate appearances.

It’s not known yet which team (or teams) have gotten far in discussions with the Tigers, but the Angels have been suggested as a good fit given their need for a second baseman.