Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk confirmed Wednesday that Cahill was placed on the 10-day injured list over the weekend after aggravating his left calf strain, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
The same injury kept Cahill on the shelf for nearly three weeks before he returned to action June 10. He was active for only two days before suffering the setback, and given the recurring nature of his injury, Cahill could be looking at a longer recovery period this time around. Even before Cahill aggravated the calf injury, the Pirates had already pulled the plug on him as a starter and shifted him to a long-relief role, so he'll likely work out of the bullpen once activated.
Cahill was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left calf injury.
He most recently logged 1.1 scoreless innings while walking three and striking out three Friday in Milwaukee, and he apparently suffered the injury during that appearance. Geoff Hartlieb was recalled to take Cahill's place in the bullpen.
Pirates manager Derek Shelton confirmed after Thursday's 6-3 loss to the Dodgers that Cahill will work out of the bullpen for the "immediate future," Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.
Pittsburgh appears content to proceed with Chase De Jong as its fifth starter for the time being, so the team won't have a rotation spot available for Cahill, who returned from a three-week stay on the injured list earlier Thursday. Shelton said he wouldn't rule Cahill out from rejoining the rotation at some point, but it will likely take an injury or poor performance from another starter before the 33-year-old gets an opportunity.
Cahill (calf) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Thursday.
Cahill spent just under three weeks on the injured list with a left calf strain, but he's been facing live hitters recently and has built up his pitch count. Manager Derek Shelton has acknowledged that the Pirates may not have a rotation spot available, so the right-hander could be used as a long reliever in the near future.
Cahill (calf) completed another throwing session at PNC Park on Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
According to MLB.com, Cahill threw a live batting practice session June 1 that consisted of about 30 pitches, and he's continued to steadily build up his count since then. Though Cahill is getting stretched back out for a potential starting role, Pirates manager Derek Shelton acknowledged that the team may not have a rotation spot available for the 33-year-old once he returns from the 10-day injured list, per Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic. Cahill posted a 6.81 ERA and 1.49 WHIP across eight starts prior to landing on the injured list May 22 with a left calf strain.
Cahill (calf) completed a bullpen session Tuesday, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Cahill looks to be tracking toward a brief stay on the 10-day injured list due to his strained left calf, but the Pirates aren't expected to activate him when first eligible this weekend. If Chad Kuhl (shoulder) ends up beating Cahill back from the IL, the latter may not have a spot in the rotation waiting for him whenever he's reinstated.
General manager Ben Cherington said Sunday that Cahill (calf) , who was placed on the injured list Saturday, avoided serious injury, 93.7 The Fan Pittsburgh reports.
"We don't think the injury is severe," the general manager noted. "We're going to give him a chance to feel better. Not sure exactly how long it's going to be. Shouldn't be too long." Cherington mentioned Miguel Yajure and Cody Ponce as possibly replacements for Cahill in the rotation.
The Pirates placed Cahill on the 10-day injured list Saturday with a left calf strain, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
The move, retroactive to May 20, sidelines the righty until at least May 30. Cahill has made a few impressive starts this season, but his overall inconsistency has led to a 6.81 ERA in 35.2 innings.
Cahill exited Wednesday's start against the Cardinals with left calf discomfort, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The 33-year-old is considered day-to-day, so it appears he's avoided a serious injury. However, Cahill's availability for his next turn through the rotation remains up in the air.
Cahill was removed from Wednesday's start against the Cardinals with an undisclosed injury, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.
The 33-year-old issued two walks and hit a batter to load the bases during the second inning before exiting the contest with the athletic trainer. The right hander was charged with four earned runs while recording only three outs. It's unclear if the injury will affect Cahill's next turn through the rotation.
Cahill allowed one run on three hits and zero walks over 5.1 innings Wednesday versus the Reds. He had one strikeout and didn't factor in the decision.
The 33-year-old surrendered a solo homer to Mike Moustakas during the second frame, but he otherwise kept Cincinnati off the board until being lifted during the sixth inning. Cahill has given up three earned runs in his past two starts (10.1 innings), though his fantasy value has been limited with only three strikeouts across those outings.
Cahill (1-4) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and a walk while striking out two in five innings to take the loss against the Cubs on Friday.
Cahill didn't allow any extra-base hits Friday, but he allowed baserunners in each of his five innings and gave up a run in each of the first three innings of the game. The right-hander has been quite inconsistent to begin the season, and he's now been charged with losses in three of his last four outings. Cahill has posted a 6.75 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in 29.1 innings across his first six starts of the season. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Reds on Wednesday.
Cahill (1-3) took the loss Saturday as the Pirates were thumped 12-5 by the Cardinals, giving up five runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.1 innings. He struck out five.
St. Louis hung four runs on him in the top of the first inning, and while Cahill was able to steady the ship and give his team 97 pitches (54 strikes) rather than make an early exit, the damage had been done. The veteran right-hander has been tagged for at least five runs in three of his five starts, saddling him with a 7.40 ERA, but his 24:8 K:BB and palatable 1.11 HR/9 through 24.1 innings suggests there's some degree of bad luck involved in that bloated figure.
Cahill (1-2) allowed one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out two across six innings to earn the win Saturday against Minnesota.
When Cahill is effective, he is able to generate groundballs, and that's exactly what he did against the Twins on Saturday. Eleven of his 18 outs came via groundout, helping him limit Minnesota to only one extra-base hit across his six innings of work. Cahill has alternated solid and horrific outings to begin the season, which has left him with a 7.11 ERA and 19:5 K:BB across four starts. He lines up to take the mound next Saturday against St. Louis.
Cahill (0-2) allowed six earned runs on eight hits and walked one while striking out five over four innings in a loss to the Brewers on Saturday.
The righty struggled greatly as he threw 56 of his 87 pitches for strikes and allowed a bunch of hard contact. If the Pirates keep Cahill in the rotation, his next chance to toe the rubber will be Friday against the Twins.
Cahill yielded one run on three hits and two walks over five innings in Monday's loss to San Diego. He struck out eight batters and did not factor in the decision.
After allowing a run in the first inning, Cahill retired 12 of the last 14 batters he faced in a strong outing. He left the game in a 1-1 tie but San Diego's offense was able to get hot against Luis Oviedo. It was an encouraging performance after he was hammered for seven runs by the Reds in his last start. The veteran righty will take the mound in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Cahill (0-1) took the loss in Tuesday's 14-1 rout at the hands of the Reds, surrendering seven runs on nine hits over four innings. He struck out four.
The veteran right-hander got taken deep twice by Tyler Naquin in a brutal Pirates debut. Cahill tossed 49 of his 73 pitches for strikes before getting the hook, and he got scored upon in three of his four frames. He'll try to shake off this performance in his next outing, set for Monday at home against the Padres.
Cahill struck out one batter without allowing a hit or walk in two innings against Baltimore on Monday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
He threw 12 of 17 pitches for strikes, facing the minimum of six batters. Manager Derek Shelton has already stated that the veteran will break camp with the team, though his role has yet to be determined. "We're going to continue to stretch Cahill out like he's intending to start, then we'll kind of see how far he is and work from there," Shelton said. Cahill could take on more responsibility if Steven Brault's injury forces the lefty to miss time.
Cahill agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Pirates on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Cahill worked both in relief and as a starter with the Giants in 2020, managing a respectable 3.24 ERA and 1.20 WHIP across 25 innings. He struggled with his control, as he surrendered 14 free passes, but he also managed to punch out 31 hitters. Cahill should have a chance to earn a spot in the Pirates' rotation, though he'll still need to compete with Tyler Anderson, JT Brubaker, Cody Ponce and Will Crowe for the role.
Cahill (1-1) earned the win Wednesday with two scoreless innings versus the Mariners. He allowed two hits and a walk and struck out four.
Cahill entered the contest in relief of Caleb Baragar, who walked all three batters he faced. Cahill then ended that threat and was solid over the remainder of his relief outing. It was the 32-year-old's first relief appearance of the year, and seventh overall. He has a 3.68 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 27 strikeouts in 22 innings. Cahill could work either as a spot starter or in a multi-inning relief role during the rest of the regular season.
|Last 7 Games|
|06/11||@ MIL||L 4-7||1.1||0||0||3||3|
|05/19||@ STL||L 5-8||1||1.0||2||4||2||2|
|05/12||vs CIN||L 1-5||5.1||3||1||0||1|
|05/07||@ CHC||L 2-3||1||5.0||8||2||1||2|
|05/01||vs STL||L 5-12||1||5.1||7||5||3||5|
|04/24||@ MIN||W 6-2||1||6.0||2||1||2||2|
|04/17||@ MIL||L 1-7||1||4.0||8||6||1||5|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AAA-Sacramento River Cat||8.1||2||2||0||1||0||0||8||5||7||1.11||1.482|
|2015||AFA-Rancho Cucamonga Qua||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||8||2||0||0.00||0.500|
|2015||AAA-Oklahoma City Dodger||28.2||6||6||0||1||3||0||17||14||32||6.38||1.631|
|2017||AFA-Lake Elsinore Storm||2.2||1||1||0||0||1||0||3||1||3||8.18||1.818|
|2017||AAA-El Paso Chihuahuas||3.0||1||1||0||0||1||0||4||1||4||6.00||1.667|
|2019||AAA-Salt Lake Bees||2.1||1||1||0||0||1||0||5||1||6||30.00||3.333|