Keuchel says he injured foot during World Series parade

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Thomas B. Shea / USA TODAY Sports

Houston Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel has been confined to a walking boot due to a left foot injury he said he suffered during his club's World Series parade last month.

"Slipped and fell, man," Keuchel recently told TMZ. "In the parade. It was a good time."

On Sunday, an Astros official confirmed Keuchel has been diagnosed with a minor foot sprain and is expected to be ready for spring training, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.

This past season, the 29-year-old managed a 2.90 ERA and 1.12 WHIP over 23 starts while also spending roughly eight weeks on the disabled list due to a neck issue. In five playoff starts, including a pair of outings against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series, Keuchel authored a 3.58 ERA with a 4.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Keuchel, a two-time All-Star and the 2015 American League Cy Young award winner, is projected to make $12.6 million in 2018 in his final season of arbitration eligibility.