Kuhl underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. 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.
Kuhl underwent elbow surgery Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. 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.
Kuhl (forearm) will be re-examined by Dr. David Altchek in New York on Tuesday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. 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 Kuhl's return should become clearer after the evaluation, though it's probably safe to rule him out for the rest of the 2018 campaign with just two weeks remaining and the right-hander having not faced hitters since late June.
Kuhl (forearm) will require further evaluation after suffering a setback earlier this week, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports. 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.
Kuhl (forearm) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Kuhl threw all fastballs in the 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 in the majors or in an instructional league.