Tag: Chad Kuhl

Examining Optional Assignments and the Pirates

There are plenty of roster intricacies in the Major League Baseball Rulebook that can be difficult to understand in theory and application: Designated for Assignment, waivers, outright assignment, 25-man roster versus 40-man roster, and service time, just to name a few. These intricacies have consistently interested me, and I always had to rely on sites […]
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Injury Impact to the Pirates’ Payroll

It’s no secret—injuries have significantly derailed the Pirates’ season. Many weren’t overly hopeful about the team’s chances this year, but many predicted at least a strong chance to finish above .500, as the team was largely the same as last season and it’s a feat they achieved then. While the club knew about and could […]
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Injury Updates: Gregory Polanco, Elias Diaz and Jordan Lyles

Todd Tomczyk, who is the Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Sports Medicine, addressed the local media prior to Thursday’s home game against the Philadelphia Phillies. He had updates on five players, including Gregory Polanco’s progress and Elias Diaz getting back into action slowly. Corey Dickerson wasn’t among the updates because he is in today’s lineup. He last […]
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Pirates Claim Right-Handed Pitcher Jake Barrett

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that they have claimed 27-year-old right-handed pitcher Jake Barrett from the San Francisco Giants. To make room on the 40-man roster, Chad Kuhl (pictured above) was placed on the 60-day injured list. Kuhl will miss all of 2019 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Barrett has pitched in the majors during […]
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Chad Kuhl has Tommy John Surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Thursday afternoon that Chad Kuhl had Tommy John surgery yesterday and he will be out 14-to-16 months. Here’s the press release from the team: Chad Kuhl underwent right elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery by Dr. David Altchek at HSS in New York yesterday afternoon. Typically pitchers return to Major […]
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Injury Updates: Francisco Cervelli, Jung Ho Kang, Chad Kuhl and More

Todd Tomczyk, the Director of Sports Medicine for the Pittsburgh Pirates, met with the media prior to Wednesday’s game in Los Angeles. Adam Berry provided details here about the updates on Francisco Cervelli, Jung Ho Kang, Chad Kuhl, Michael Feliz, AJ Schugel and Nik Turley. Here’s a quick rundown of each player and their progress: […]
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Chad Kuhl to Disabled List; Pirates Recall Max Moroff

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed right-handed pitcher Chad Kuhl on the disabled list prior to Friday’s game. They have recalled infielder Max Moroff to take his spot on the roster. Kuhl is listed as having a right forearm strain, which caused him to leave his last start early. No other updates have been given yet on […]
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Chad Kuhl Leaves Early Due to Right Forearm Discomfort

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that starter Chad Kuhl left Tuesday night’s game against the New York Mets early due to right forearm discomfort. He went four innings, throwing 72 pitches and allowing two runs to score, both in the first inning. Update on @KuhlWhhip_11: Chad Kuhl was removed from tonight's game due to right forearm […]
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Morning Report: Is There a Slider Revolution Happening in Pittsburgh?

There was a time in the minors where Jameson Taillon was challenged to throw three changeups per inning. It’s not a productive strategy for results to throw a developing pitch that often. It is productive in terms of developing the pitch. This is a strategy you see often in the minors. It’s not a strategy […]
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Pirates Have Pitching Personnel Conducive To Trying Something Revolutionary

PITTSBURGH — On Friday, Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that his club would do something not often tried in Major League Baseball: Deploy a relief pitcher as his starter. Cash told reporters that Sergio Romo, who had never started a game in his 11-year big-league career, would the mound for the first inning Saturday night […]
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