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The Pirates optioned RHP Mitch Keller to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Keller has a 7.04 ERA through 12 starts on the year. He's trending in the opposite direction after a promising -- but abbreviated -- 2020 campaign. Keller is only worth keeping rostered in deeper dynasty formats.
Mitch Keller (3-7) took the loss Thursday against the Dodgers, allowing four runs on five hits and three walks in 2.2 innings. He struck out three.
Keller was in hot water right from the get-go, as he allowed a leadoff homer to Mookie Betts. Keller also hit two batters, and was generally plagued by poor control on Thursday. The 25-year-old sports a 7.04 ERA and 1.80 WHIP across 47.1 innings. He's struck out 51 batters in those innings. He'll look for a better result when he takes the mound next week.
Pirates starting pitcher Mitch Keller lands on the COVID-19 injured list on Sunday. This comes a day or two after leaving for a heat-related illness.
Keller hasn't pitched well this season with a 6.65 ERA, 1.72 WHIP, 22.9% strikeout rate, and 12.4% walk rate. However, he's been a bit unfortunate with a .349 BABIP allowed and 64.7% LOB%. If you believe in Keller, hold and don't cut for now in 15-team leagues.
Mitch Keller was removed from Friday's game with heat-related illness. He allowed two runs on two hits and three walks while striking out two in two innings.
Keller is being evaluated to determine the extent of the issue. It's not yet known if this condition will affect his availability beyond this start.
Mitch Keller (3-6) earned the win Saturday against the Rockies, tossing five scoreless innings while allowing two hits and two walks. He struck out six.
Keller cruised through five easy innings, scattering two hits (one for extra bases). The Pirates shut out the Rockies in both games of Saturday's doubleheader. In 42.2 innings this season, Keller sports a 6.54 ERA and 1.69 WHIP, with 46 strikeouts in those frames. He also has 23 walks in those innings, as that continues to be an issue for him. Nevertheless, this is an encouraging start for Keller, who will draw a matchup against the Marlins next week.