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Keuchel gets 1-year, $13.2M deal from Astros

From ESPN - January 12, 2018

HOUSTON -- Astros starter Dallas Keuchel agreed to a $13.2 million, one-year contract after helping lead Houston to its first World Series title.

Pitchers Lance McCullers Jr. and Brad Peacock and catcher Evan Gattis also reached one-year deals Friday, when players and teams were set to swap proposed salaries in arbitration.

World Series MVP George Springer, reliever Ken Giles and pitcher Collin McHugh were eligible for arbitration.

Keuchel, the 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner, went 14-5 with a 2.90 ERA and 125 strikeouts in the regular season and was 2-2 with a 3.58 ERA in five postseason starts. He made $9.2 million in 2017.

McCullers earned his first All-Star nod last season and was 7-4 with a 4.25 ERA in 22 regular-season starts, earning $548,000. He pitched four innings to get the save in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series against the Yankees and won Game 3 of the World Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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