May 12, 2021

Dallas Keuchel is a key addition for the White Sox, and an even more crucial statement (The Athletic)


In two days, the White Sox have turned their most pressing need as they exited last week’s winter meetings in San Diego into something resembling a finished product.

After officially adding left-hander Gio González on Friday as veteran depth to the back end of the starting rotation, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported Saturday that the White Sox have signed former American League Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel to a three-year, $55.5 million contract with a vesting option for 2023.

At first blush, adding Keuchel is on par with the Yasmani Grandal signing in addressing a multitude of team needs at once. For a starting staff that had no 200-inning seasons to its name entering the offseason, Keuchel gives the Sox someone with three such campaigns on his resumé, playoff chops and a World Series ring to boot. This move also completes the team’s stated goal from September to add two major league starters, and gives them someone with more potential for more…

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