Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl sent to disabled list; Max Moroff recalled from Indianapolis
The Pirates placed Chad Kuhl on the 10-day disabled list Friday (retroactive to Wednesday), possibly signaling the return of Nick Kingham to the starting rotation.
Kuhl, who was scheduled to pitch Monday against the Los Angeles Dodgers, left his most recent start after four innings Wednesday with a right forearm strain.
“It will be no-throw for a while (for Kuhl),” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Friday night on 93.7 FM, “and we will figure it out from there.”
Kuhl is 5-5, with a 4.55 ERA. He has lasted two and four innings in his past two starts, allowing a total of 11 hits (two homers), 10 runs and three walks. For the season, he has thrown seven wild pitches.
Kingham could be the choice to pitch Monday. The Indians already have a replacement for Kingham, calling up top prospect Mitch Keller from Double-A Altoona. Keller will pitch for the Indians against Columbus on Saturday.
Losing Kuhl allowed the Pirates to call up middle infielder Max Moroff from Triple-A Indianapolis to replace Sean Rodriguez, who is also on the disabled list (quad).
Moroff was with the Pirates earlier this season when second baseman Josh Harrison was injured. In 16 games and 37 at-bats with the Pirates, Moroff is hitting .216 with two home runs.