‘Humiliation, release 3 times a year’ ML 101-win pitcher, no retirement… Willingness to recover at the KBO camp ‘lively’

Correspondent Han Yong-seop] Dallas Keuchel (35), who recorded 101 major league wins, showed his will for rehabilitation by appearing at Hanwha Spring Camp in Mesa, Arizona, USA.

Keuchel, who was born in Cy Young, suffered the humiliation of being released from three teams last year. Invincible, he is looking for a new team while training individually at a private academy.

On the 7th (Korean time), Hanwha is having spring camp at Bell Bank Park in Mesa, Arizona, USA. On this day, around noon, when the training of the Hanwha players was coming to an end, major leaguers and minor leaguers showed up for training.

Along with Jack Greinke (40, Kansas City), who has won 223 ML career wins, Keuchel was also among the group. They participated in the training conducted by the baseball academy ‘Drive Line’. I installed various equipment behind the mound and behind the catcher and measured the data.

After warming up with shoulder and elbow tubing exercises with rubber bands at the baseball field fence, Keuchel climbed the mound following a catch ball. He pitched live with the batter standing at the plate.

Hitters such as Noh Si-hwan and Jeong Eun-won, who finished training as extras after team training, and other players such as Moon Dong-ju, who had already finished training and had lunch at the restaurant, rushed out to the baseball field 5 minutes away from the restaurant and were busy watching.

Unlike Greinke, who signed a one-year contract with Kansas City, Keuchel is on the brink of retirement.

Keuchel has appeared in 268 major league games (257 starts) and is 101-91 with a 3.98 earned run average. He debuted in the big leagues with the Houston Astros in 2012 and went 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA in 2015 and won the American League Cy Young Award. In 2017, he experienced a World Series victory with Houston.

He signed a one-year, $13 million free agent contract with Atlanta in 2019 and a three-year, $55.5 million free agent contract with the Chicago White Sox ahead of 2020.

In 2021, it was sluggish with an average ERA of 5.28, 9 wins and 9 losses in 32 games, and it was the worst season last year. On April 13, he reached his 100th career win with a win against Seattle.

However, after that, he was sluggish, and he was released after recording an average ERA of 7.88 (28 ERA in 32 innings) in 8 games with 2 wins and 5 losses for the White Sox. After that, he signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and came up to the big leagues and was released again when he was sluggish with an average ERA of 9.64 (20 ERA in 18⅔ innings) in 4 games and 2 losses. After contracting again with the Texas Rangers in the minor leagues, he was released from the major leagues with an average ERA of 12.60 (10 innings, 14 runs) in 2 games and 2 losses. He got kicked out 3 times in one season. 메이저놀이터

However, there is interest in whether Keuchel, who does not give up his will to extend his active service and builds his body through off-season individual training, will succeed in signing a contract with a new team ahead of the major league spring camp.

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