The Houston Astros avoided salary arbitration with left-hander Dallas Keuchel by agreeing to terms on a one-year, $9.15 million deal Friday.
The 2015 American League Cy Young Award winner struggled last season by going 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA. He was shut down in late August due to shoulder soreness.
Keuchel, who made $7.25 million last season, went 20-8 with a 2.48 ERA during his Cy Young season.
Keuchel is 50-47 with a 3.78 ERA in five seasons with the Astros.
Houston also settled with outfielder Jake Marisnick on a one-year, $1.1 million deal. He batted .209 with five homers last season.