Keuchel expected to make next turn in rotation

Keuchel expected to make next turn in rotation

HOUSTON -- Dallas Keuchel was expected to be back in the Astros' rotation later this week pending the results of a throwing session on Monday.

Keuchel was scratched from his previous start, on Saturday against the Tigers, because of left wrist inflammation and was replaced with Brett Oberholtzer. On Monday, Keuchel said he was able to take off a soft cast that he had been wearing and that all signs suggested he would make his next scheduled start.

"Barring any setback he should be ready to go Thursday or Friday," manager Bo Porter said. "We'll let him throw today, and hopefully we don't have any issues and we're ready to plug him back in the rotation."

Keuchel had been 8-5 in 15 starts for the Astros with a 2.78 ERA.

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