Pitchers Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel are still on the market but could find new teams soon.

By Khadrice Rollins
June 05, 2019

The MLB season is well underway, but two of the top pitchers in the game are still without teams.

Former Astros starter Dallas Keuchel and former Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel are still looking for new squads more than two months into the 2019 season.

Now that teams can sign either pitcher without losing a draft pick, the markets around them should start to heat up as squads in contention will look to bolster their staffs.

Here's the latest news and rumors:

• The Cubs are "pushing hard" for Kimbrel. Chicago could have around $9 million available to spend this season if utility man Ben Zobrist stays on the restricted list for the rest of 2019. Zobrist is not being paid while on the restricted list as he goes through a divorce from his wife. (Ken Rosenthal, The Athletic)

• The Phillies are "in on everything" after outfielder Andrew McKutchen tore his ACL in his left knee this week and will miss the rest of the season. The "everything" includes being interested in acquiring Kimbrel. (Jon Morosi, MLB.com)

• The Yankees and Braves are the favorites to sign Keuchel, but New York might have a slight edge. (Mark Feinsand, MLB.com)

• The Twins are interested in signing Keuchel and Kimbrel. (La Velle E. Neal, Minneapolis Star-Tribune)

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