PHILADELPHIA — All-Star left-hander Dallas Keuchel is set to rejoin the Houston Astros’ rotation on Friday at the Detroit Tigers.

The 2015 AL Cy Young Award winner has not pitched since June 2 because of a neck injury that sent him to the disabled list for the second time this year. He was 9-0 with a 1.67 ERA in 11 starts before going on the disabled list, leaving him at 10-1 this season.

“I’ve been looking forward to this for a while,” Kuechel said before Wednesday’s game against Philadelphia. “I feel great. It’s go time.”

Astros Manager A.J. Hinch said he will closely monitor Keuchel in his first two starts.

“We’ll be careful with him,” Hinch said. “We’re confident. We don’t expect any problems.”

Keuchel allowed one run over eight innings in minor league injury rehabilitation starts.

BREWERS-WHITE SOX TRADE: Milwaukee, fighting with the Cubs for the NL Central lead, acquired reliever Anthony Swarzak and sent minor league outfielder Ryan Cordell to Chicago.

The 31-year-old Swarzak is 4-3 with a career-low 2.23 ERA in 41 games this year.

The 25-year-old Cordell is batting .284 with 10 homers and 45 RBI in 68 games with Triple-A Colorado Springs this year.

CUBS: Left-hander Brett Anderson was designated for assignment after being actived from the 60-day disabled list. The 29-year-old had been sidelined by a lower back strain.

Anderson signed a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Cubs over the winter. He went 2-2 with an 8.18 ERA in six starts.

WHITE SOX: All-Star outfielder Avisail Garcia has a strained ligament in his right thumb that will sideline him for a couple weeks.