Astros lefty Keuchel sent back to Houston for shoulder exam

BY foxsports • September 5, 2016

CLEVELAND (AP) Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel has been shut down for now because of inflammation in his left shoulder and sent back to Houston for an examination.

Manager A.J. Hinch said Monday that Keuchel wouldn't pitch as planned on Tuesday night in Cleveland.

The reigning AL Cy Young Award winner last pitched Aug. 27 against Tampa Bay. He had his next start pushed back because he felt fatigue in his shoulder.

Keuchel is 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 26 starts.

Brad Peacock will pitch in place of Keuchel for the AL wild-card contenders against the Indians.