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Astros’ Dallas Keuchel scratched from a second start; heading to Houston to see doctors

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Brad Peacock will start on Tuesday.

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Astros manager A.J. Hinch announced before Monday’s game against the Cleveland Indians that the 2015 Cy Young award winner Dallas Keuchel has been scratched from a second straight start. Brad Peacock will start in his place on Tuesday.

Keuchel, 28, has been a shell of himself a season after his award-winning campaign. He 9-12 with a 4.55 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP in 26 starts with the Astros. His has been dealing with shoulder fatigue and has been sent back to Houston to have team doctors to look at it — as reported by MLB.com’ Brian McTaggart.

Keuchel had been the Astros pitcher in the month of August as they push for the playoffs with a 3-1 with a 3.10 ERA in four starts. Now the Astros have not timetable for his return and Houston will be without a "stopper" in the rotation.

Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow left more questions than answers when asked about Keuchel’s return: