Pirates’ Chad Kuhl has elbow surgery |

Pirates’ Chad Kuhl has elbow surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl, who started the season in the starting rotation before the onset of arm problems, had right elbow surgery Wednesday afternoon.

Pirates officials confirmed the procedure took place but offered no timetable for Kuhl’s recovery until further information is available.

Kuhl, 26, hasn’t pitched since June 26 when he lasted four innings in a loss to the New York Mets. After going on the disabled list with a strained right forearm, Kuhl had hoped to return to action this season. But he had a recent setback, which triggered the decision to have the surgery.

Kuhl started 16 games this season, with a 4.55 ERA, 1.435 WHIP, 81 strikeouts and 33 walks in 85 innings.

He started 31 games in 2017 — his first full season in the majors — and recorded an 8-11 record, with a 4.35 ERA and 1.468 WHIP.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at [email protected] or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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