The Milwaukee Brewers won their last two games heading into Tuesday after previously dropping four of six contests.

Manager Pat Murphy and the Brew Crew have shown signs of playoff potential while remaining five games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central Division. On Tuesday, veteran MLB scribe Ken Rosenthal revealed the latest personnel move by the Brewers, one that netted Murphy's team a former Cy Young winner in the process.

The news came amid a list of three Brewers who must be on the trading block ahead of the 2024 deadline. It was also revealed that one of Murphy's rising stars needs Tommy John surgery on his elbow.

It's been an eventful month for the Brewers to say the absolute least. Now the news cycle has brought the Brew Crew a star pitcher to add to their rotation.

Keuchel Heads to Brewers in Trade With M's

Dallas Keuchel is heading to the Brewers.
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Thirty-six-year-old former Cy Young Award winner Dallas Keuchel signed a minor league deal with the Seattle Mariners in April but hasn't pitched at the big league level yet this season.

On Tuesday, the Brewers traded for his services, sending cash considerations to the Mariners for his rights in the deal.

Keuchel last pitched for the Minnesota Twins in 2023, compiling a 5.97 ERA. The lefty starter has gone 7-4 at Triple-A Tacoma with a 1.211 WHIP during his time with the Mariners organization. Keuchel won the Cy Young in 2015 and led the Houston Astros to a World Series title in 2017.

Keuchel's Outlook for 2024

Keuchel has the guile, experience and skills to become a plus-player for the Brewers this season. It's likely going to take a lot of patience and reps on the mound for Keuchel to get back into a rhythm and become anything close to the pitcher he used to be with the Astros.

He still has plenty of gas in the tank at age 36 as guys like Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer have shown in recent years among older pitchers in MLB, but Keuchel's shaky campaign with the Twins in 2023 cannot be understated.

Much like Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and other successful veterans, Keuchel will have teammates who know how to win at the highest level with Pat Murphy's Brewers.

If Keuchel is given enough of an opportunity, Murphy and the Brewers may have just found themselves a diamond in the rough, someone who will improve their pitching staff come playoff time.