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Dallas Keuchel has minor left foot sprain

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Astros’ left-hander Dallas Keuchel is dealing with a minor left foot sprain, TMZ Sports was the first to report on Sunday. Keuchel was seen sporting a boot on his foot and has chalked the injury up to an incident during the club’s World Series parade last month.

The good news? There’s nothing to indicate that the lefty will miss any playing time as a result. He weathered far worse during the regular season, landing on the 10-day disabled list twice and missing over 60 days with a pinched nerve in his neck.

Keuchel, 29, completed his sixth run with the Astros in 2017. When healthy, he went 14-5 in 23 starts, producing a 2.90 ERA, 2.9 BB/9 and 7.7 SO/9 through 145 2/3 innings and taking home his second career All-Star nomination.

Blue Jays could move Jaime Garcia to bullpen

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Sportsnet’s Shi Davidi reports that the Blue Jays are considering moving starter Jaime Garcia to the bullpen. If they go that route, Sam Gaviglio would start in Garcia’s place on Sunday against the Angels.

Garcia, 31, has struggled to a 6.16 ERA with a 56/31 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over 13 starts this season. Gaviglio, meanwhile, has a 3.75 ERA with 35 striekouts and 11 walks in 36 innings across six starts and two relief appearances for the Jays this year.

Garcia inked a one-year, $10 million contract with the Jays in February. The deal includes a club option for the 2019 season worth $10 million with a $2 million buyout.