Pirates Recall Chad Kuhl, Option Curtis Partch

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Chad Kuhl has been recalled for tonight’s game, and reliever Curtis Partch has been optioned to Indianapolis to make room on the 25-man roster. Kuhl was announced as the starter for tonight’s game over the weekend, so this move was expected, as was Partch being optioned to make room.

Kuhl pitched six shutout innings in his last start for Indianapolis back on August 1st. He was originally scheduled to start in Triple-A on Saturday, but he was scratched due to tonight’s start. Kuhl threw a bullpen instead. Before his last start, he left his game on July 23rd after one inning due to triceps discomfort. Kuhl last pitched for the Pirates on July 17th, throwing six shutout innings, with just one hit allowed, against the Nationals.

The Pirates recalled Partch before Sunday’s game and he pitched during the seventh inning, facing three batters. The first hitter reached on an error, which was followed by a walk, then a double play to end the inning. That was his second appearance for the Pirates this season, making his debut for them back on June 19th.

  • Tabata got released June 11. I didn’t know that. Playing well in Mexico. Maybe he will have one more run as a non-roster guy next year! Since he will only be “28”. Wink wink.

  • Why do the Pirates keep sending Kuhl up and down? Why not simply plug him into the rotation so that he gets experience for next year?

  • Don’t throw a shutout, Chad. We all know what happened the last time you did.

  • So hopefully Kuhl pitches well and earns a spot in the rotation AND THE BULLPEN should be set. Then we need to start scoring runs. Curious what lineup Hurdle construct for this evening. It’s always a please to see his mind working.. Jaso at first Cutch batting third yadda yadda

  • May the thirst for Partch be finally quenched.

  • Go get’em Chad!