Astros ace lefthander Dallas Keuchel says pitching coach Brent Strom told him he’ll be shut down the rest of the year.
— Jose de Jesus Ortiz (@OrtizKicks) September 21, 2014
He’ll only really miss one start. Keuchel threw eight innings of one-run ball Saturday against the Mariners and finishes his breakout 2014 with a 2.93 ERA and 1.175 WHIP in 200 total frames. The 26-year-old southpaw isn’t eligible for arbitration until 2016 and can’t become a free agent until 2019, so he should be a nice building block for the ‘Stros.