Are the Houston Astros making preparations for Dallas Keuchel to eventually leave the team in free agency? It seems like that thought is in their minds.

News came out on Sunday from Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman that Keuchel has hired Scott Boras as his agent.

Boras is known for helping his clients explore free agency and is one of the best in the business at getting players top dollar. Keuchel will be a free agent after the 2018 season, so him hiring Boras is a possible indication that he is serious about maximizing his value, which might only be realize by signing with another team.