Dallas Keuchel will make his long-awaited return to the Astros’ rotation Friday against the Tigers, Houston manager A.J. Hinch told reporters Wednesday.
Keuchel has not pitched since tossing six shutout innings against the Rangers on June 2 due to a neck injury. He was 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA on the season before the injury.
The Astros, who have survived a myriad of colossal injuries this season, somehow still own the best record in the American League, and the second-best record in baseball.
Irving, of course, blindsided LeBron James and Co. when the news broke late Friday he had asked the team to trade him in a meeting last week. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2011 draft and four-time All-Star has averaged 21.6 points, 5.5. assists and 3.4 rebounds in six seasons for Cleveland. Anthony, a member of the infamous Banana Boat crew alongside James, has averaged 24.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists a game in his seven years in New York.
The Cavs’ latest trade talks are indicative of an organization in flux: They made it to their third consecutive NBA Finals against the Warriors, but were manhandled in five games in a 4-1 series loss this year. The Cavs have since tried to make several moves to close the gap between them and Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the rest of the superteam in Oakland.
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