60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
3 days ago

Kuhl underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a tough break for Kuhl, who opted for surgery after suffering a setback earlier in the month. The typical recovery timeline takes around 14-to-16 months, meaning the right-hander will be sidelined through the 2019 season. Kuhl posted a 4.55 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 81:33 K:BB across 16 starts (85 innings) prior to suffering the injury.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
4 days ago

Kuhl underwent elbow surgery Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

After getting a second opinion on his elbow following a setback last week, Kuhl elected to go the surgical route. He initially suffered a forearm strain near the end of June and was attempting to make a return before the end of the 2018 season when he felt tightness in his arm while throwing off flat ground earlier this month. More details regarding this procedure and a timetable for his eventual return will come to light in the near future once the Pirates release the details.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
7 days ago

Kuhl (forearm) will be re-examined by Dr. David Altchek in New York on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kuhl has been out since late June and recently had to cancel a scheduled bullpen session after suffering a setback in his recovery. A timetable for his return should become clearer after the evaluation, though it's unclear if he'll even be able to return this season even with a good result given how close the end of the season is.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Kuhl (forearm) will require further evaluation after suffering a setback earlier this week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kuhl was forced to skip his expected bullpen session Tuesday due to lingering forearm tightness that he felt while throwing off flat ground. Even if Kuhl receives clean results, there may not be enough time for him to return to game speed this season.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
2 weeks ago

Kuhl (forearm) was scheduled to throw off a mound Tuesday but scrapped the session after feeling some tightness when throwing on flat ground, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kuhl has been out since late June with the forearm injury and is simply hoping to see game action again this season, either with the Pirates or in an instructional league. The 26-year-old indicated he didn't aggravate the injury and currently doesn't expect to be examined further. It seems like the Pirates are remaining cautious rather than Kuhl suffering a setback, but he remains without an official timetable for his return.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
3 weeks ago

Kuhl (forearm) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kuhl threw all fastballs in Wednesday's session, which apparently went well. The right-hander has been on the shelf since the end of June with a forearm injury, but the Pirates are hoping to see him play somewhere competitively this season, either the majors or instructional league.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
4 weeks ago

Kuhl (forearm) threw off a mound Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

This marks the first time Kuhl was able to throw off a mound since landing on the DL with a forearm strain at the end of June. He still needs to build back up through bullpen sessions, live batting practice and simulated games before being cleared to rejoin the big club, leaving his possible timetable for a return muddled.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
1 month ago

Kuhl (forearm) has advanced to throwing from up to 90 feet off flat ground, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kuhl will likely extend his throwing distance a little more over the next week before perhaps gaining clearance to pitch off a mound. The Pirates remain hopeful that Kuhl will be able to pitch again this season, though an official timeline for a potential return from the 60-day disabled list probably won't be established until he begins a rehab assignment.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
1 month ago

Kuhl (forearm) played catch from around 50 feet prior to Saturday's game against the Cubs, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Kuhl has now thrown on back-to-back days, which is good news for Pittsburgh. He's been on the disabled list with a forearm strain since June 29, and although the timetable for his return is still a bit murky, the Pirates are optimistic he could return prior to the conclusion of the 2018 campaign. The next step for Kuhl figures to be throwing off a mound.

60DChad Kuhl
SP PIT
1 month ago

Kuhl played catch Friday for the first time since suffering a strained forearm back in late June, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic Pittsburgh reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Kuhl progresses without setbacks, the team believes he'll be able to return to action sometime in September. Prior to the injury, the 25-year-old struggled to a 4.55 ERA in 16 starts.