Indianapolis added Chad Kuhl to their roster on Thursday and he could be lined up to start tomorrow. Kuhl has been in Extended Spring Training building up his pitch count after some unspecified soreness last month set him back a week or so. Tomorrow was the scheduled day for Trevor Williams to make his next start, but he is now listed as day-to-day after some shoulder soreness caused him to leave his first game early. Williams’ return time is unknown, but he is already back throwing.
Tyler Glasnow and Steven Brault are already scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, respectively, leaving Friday open for Kuhl to join the rotation. Indianapolis is short-handed in the bullpen after the Pirates added both A.J. Schugel and Rob Scahill to the Major League bullpen.
This will be Kuhl’s regular season debut in Triple-A, but he did pitch for Indianapolis in the playoffs last September. Kuhl is the 16th best prospect in the system and has a high upside due to a sinker that hits high-90’s with a lot of movement.