Former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel discusses joining Twins

Dallas Keuchel on his future with the Twins


Former Cy Young winner Dallas Keuchel was at Target Field Friday as a Minnesota Twin for the first time. He’s scheduled to make his first start for the Twins on Sunday.

Click the video box on this page to watch Dallas Keuchel’s interview in the Twins clubhouse on Friday afternoon

Keuchel, 35, signed a minor-league deal with the Twins back in June and spent the past several weeks with the Saints.

In six starts for St. Paul, the 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner went 1-0 with a 1.13 ERA over 32 innings, notching 28 strikeouts while walking 12. His work earned him the International Minor League Pitcher of the Month recognition for July.

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The lefty was an All-Star in 2015 and 2017 and has won five Gold Glove Awards in his MLB career, having previous stops in Houston, Atlanta, Chicago, Arizona and Texas across 11 seasons.

He opted out of his deal with the Twins on Tuesday, giving the Twins until Thursday to add him to the MLB roster or release him. Now, he’ll join Minnesota’s rotation.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Keuchel, the Twins moved reliever Jose De Leon to the 60-day injured list.