The Indianapolis Indians have announced a few transactions in advance of their playoff series for the Governors’ Cup. The team just lost Vance Worley today, as the Pirates called up the right-hander while designating Radhames Liz for assignment. They also activated Brad Lincoln off the disabled list and sent Matt Benedict down to Altoona. But the biggest move was the addition of Chad Kuhl from Altoona.
Kuhl had a great year in Double-A, with a 3.12 ERA in 152.2 innings, along with a 6.0 K/9 and a 2.4 BB/9. He’s an extreme groundball pitcher who uses his sinkerball heavily. That led to a 57.6% ground ball rate this year. He can also get his fastball up to 97 MPH on a routine basis, so he’s not just a soft tosser. He showed some improvements with his slider, and has become more comfortable with his changeup this year.
Kuhl is currently slated to start game four against Columbus.