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Chad Kuhl Joins Indianapolis From Extended Spring Training

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Indianapolis added Chad Kuhl to their roster on Thursday and he could be lined up to start tomorrow. Kuhl has been in Extended Spring Training building up his pitch count after some unspecified soreness last month set him back a week or so. Tomorrow was the scheduled day for Trevor Williams to make his next start, but he is now listed as day-to-day after some shoulder soreness caused him to leave his first game early. Williams’ return time is unknown, but he is already back throwing.

Tyler Glasnow and Steven Brault are already scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, respectively, leaving Friday open for Kuhl to join the rotation. Indianapolis is short-handed in the bullpen after the Pirates added both A.J. Schugel and Rob Scahill to the Major League bullpen.

This will be Kuhl’s regular season debut in Triple-A, but he did pitch for Indianapolis in the playoffs last September. Kuhl is the 16th best prospect in the system and has a high upside due to a sinker that hits high-90’s with a lot of movement.

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John Dreker
John Dreker
John started working at Pirates Prospects in 2009, but his connection to the Pittsburgh Pirates started exactly 100 years earlier when Dots Miller debuted for the 1909 World Series champions. John was born in Kearny, NJ, two blocks from the house where Dots Miller grew up. From that hometown hero connection came a love of Pirates history, as well as the sport of baseball. When he didn't make it as a lefty pitcher with an 80+ MPH fastball and a slider that needed work, John turned to covering the game, eventually focusing in on the prospects side, where his interest was pushed by the big league team being below .500 for so long. John has covered the minors in some form since the 2002 season, and leads the draft and international coverage on Pirates Prospects. He writes daily on Pittsburgh Baseball History, when he's not covering the entire system daily throughout the entire year on Pirates Prospects.

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