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Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Suffers loss Sunday
Kuhl (0-3) took the loss Sunday against the Royals after allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits while striking out two over 1.2 innings of work.
Kuhl was looking to recreate a similar performance as he had Friday against the Royals after locking down the first save of his career but could not do so. He blew the save in the eighth inning after allowing a game-tying home run to Edward Olivares and then a fielding error in the ninth would lead to the Royals walking things off. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect the late-game appearances to become a trend for Kuhl, who was likely only called upon in that spot because Kyle Finnegan, Hunter Harvey and Carl Edwards had pitched three of the past four days. The 30-year-old owns a 7.90 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 24:17 K:BB over 27.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Picks up first career save
Kuhl gave up a hit and struck out two over 1.2 scoreless innings Friday to record his first save of the season in a 12-10 win over the Royals.
With Kyle Finnegan and Hunter Harvey each having pitched the last two days, and Carl Edwards picking up his 10th hold earlier in the game, Nationals manager Dave Martinez rolled the dice on Kuhl to close out the game. The 30-year-old right-hander got the job done to collect his first career save. It's only his 18th career relief appearance compared to 116 starts, but he appears set to remain in the bullpen for now while the rebuilding club takes a longer look at Jake Irvin in the rotation. Kuhl's 8.06 ERA, 1.79 WHIP and 22:17 K:BB through 25.2 innings don't suggest he'll see consistent high-leverage usage, but if he continues to have success in a relief role, he could work his way up the ladder quickly.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Activated but moving to bullpen
Kuhl (foot) was activated off the 15-day injured list Saturday but will pitch out of the bullpen for now, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
Kuhl struggled to a 9.41 ERA and 18:16 K:BB in five April starts before hitting the injured list at the start of May due to a foot injury. He's ready to pitch again but has lost his rotation spot to Jake Irvin. That move could be temporary, however, as Irvin owns a 5.50 ERA and 15:12 K:BB in four starts. Hobie Harris was optioned to open a roster spot for Kuhl's return.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Throws another simulated game
Kuhl (foot) threw a 65-pitch simulated game Monday, Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post reports.
The four-inning simulated game comes after he completed a 60-pitch simulated game last week. The Nationals will determine Kuhl's next steps based on how he feels coming out of Monday's session. Kuhl has been out all month with right foot metatarsalgia.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Throws 60 pitches in simulated game
Kuhl (foot) threw 60 pitches in a three-inning simulated game Tuesday, Andrew Golden of The Washington Post reports.
Nationals manager Dave Martinez told reporters that ideally Kuhl will work back up to five innings before he's activated. The right-hander has struggled to a 9.41 ERA over his five starts with the Nationals, but it does seem likely at this stage he'll return to a rotation spot when ready. When that will be is still up in the air, but it seems likely Kuhl will be ready to roll right around the middle of May.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Goes on IL with foot injury
The Nationals placed Kuhl on the 15-day injured list Monday with right foot metatarsalgia.
Metatarsalgia is discomfort in the ball of the foot. It's not clear how long Kuhl might be sidelined, and with a 9.41 ERA in his first five starts, he's probably not guaranteed a rotation spot once he's deemed ready to return from the IL.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Knocked around by Pirates
Kuhl (0-2) took the loss against Pittsburgh in the second game of a twin bill Saturday, pitching 3.2 innings during which he gave up eight runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out four batters.
Kuhl clearly didn't have his best stuff Saturday, but he was left to eat innings after Washington used five relievers in the first game of the doubleheader. The right-hander threw just 54 of his 100 pitches for strikes and walked four batters for the third time in his past four outings. Kuhl gave up at least one run in each of his frames, and he was finally lifted with two outs in the fourth after allowing five of the final six batters he faced to reach base. Control has been a major issue for Kuhl this season, as he's now recorded an ugly 18:16 K:BB over 22 frames. He may not be long for the rotation if he can't improve upon those numbers and turn around his 9.41 season ERA.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Game postponed Friday
Kuhl will have his next start pushed back to Saturday's doubleheader after Friday's matchup with the Pirates was postponed, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Kuhl will now have an extra day to gear up for Pittsburgh's red-hot lineup, as he's expected to take the mound for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader, according to Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com. The right-hander has struggled on the mound this season, allowing five homers and 12 free passes over 18.1 innings in four outings this year.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Walks four over 3.2 innings
Kuhl did not factor into the decision Saturday as he allowed one run on three hits and four walks over 3.2 innings against Minnesota. He struck out five.
Kuhl allowed just the one run against the Minnesota lineup, but he was far from efficient; needing 96 pitches to get 10 outs and throwing only 49 strikes. That being said, the only blemish came on a solo home run he allowed in the third inning to Byron Buxton. It's the best start of the year for Kuhl, but that's not saying much considering he entered the contest with a 8.59 ERA and 9:8 K:BB over 14.2 innings. Kuhl has shown flashes of competence in his career, but there just isn't enough consistency to trust him as a fantasy option.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Gives up five runs in loss
Kuhl (0-1) took the loss Saturday, allowing five runs on seven hits and three walks over 4.2 innings against Cleveland. He struck out two.
Kuhl was spotted a three-run lead after the first inning, but he couldn't take advantage and allowed at least four runs for a third straight start. Across three appearances (14.2 innings), the right-hander has surrendered 14 runs and eight walks while striking out just nine during that stretch. Kuhl's next start is tentatively scheduled for Washington's upcoming three-game set in Minnesota.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Tagged with five runs
Kuhl yielded five runs on six hits and four walks over five innings during Sunday's loss to Colorado. He struck out three and did not factor in the decision.
Kuhl gave up just one run through three innings before Elias Diaz and Jurickson Profar went deep in the fourth and fifth frames, respectively. Colorado then scored four runs in the sixth, with two more being charged to Kuhl. He's allowed nine runs through 10 innings to begin the season. The veteran righty is expected to face Cleveland at home next weekend.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Denied win in first start
Kuhl didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 10-6 loss to the Rays, giving up four runs on four hits and a walk over five innings. He struck out four.
The right-hander wasn't great, tossing 51 of 81 pitches for strikes, but he exited the game with Washington holding a 5-4 lead and was in line for the win until Kyle Finnegan melted down in the ninth inning. The Nats will be happy if Kuhl can simply give them a chance to win when he goes to the mound, and injuries have left the 30-year-old with little competition for his rotation spot despite his lackluster career 4.77 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 7.9 K/9. The former Rockie lines up for a start in his old Coors Field stomping grounds in his next outing.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Contract selected
The Nationals selected Kuhl's contract from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.
Kuhl is set to serve as the club's fifth starter to open the season, although he's no lock to remain in the role for long. He posted a 5.72 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 137 innings for the Rockies last season.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Appears set for starting role
Kuhl gave up one run on four hits and a walk over five innings during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Tigers. He struck out five.
The veteran right-hander put together his best spring performance yet, and he appears to be on track to open the season as the Nationals' fifth starter with Stephen Strasburg (ribs/shoulder) seemingly no closer to returning. Kuhl's overall spring numbers haven't been great though, including a 9:5 K:BB through 12.1 innings, and if he struggles early, the Nats could turn to the likes of Wily Peralta or Rule 5 pick Thad Ward.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Path to rotation opens
The Nationals are preparing to have Kuhl be a member of their Opening Day rotation after Cade Cavalli suffered an elbow injury in his Grapefruit League start Tuesday, MASNSports.com reports. "Chad Kuhl, right now, is going to get an opportunity to probably start if Cade can't do it," manager Dave Martinez said Wednesday.
Washington won't know the full scope of Cavalli's injury until the results of his MRI are read later Wednesday, but given that he's a young pitcher who previously had his 2022 season come to an early end due to shoulder discomfort, he appears to be a good bet to open the season on the injured list even if his upcoming scan reveals no severe setback. The 30-year-old Kuhl made 27 starts for the Rockies last season and posted a 5.72 ERA and 1.55 WHIP in 137 innings, but the Nationals were encouraged enough by his peripheral statistics to bring him aboard on a minor-league deal this winter and are hopeful the move from the high altitude in Colorado will allow his breaking pitches to play up more. Kuhl has been worked out of the bullpen in three of his four spring appearances to date, but since he covered three innings in his most recent outing Monday, he won't require much time to get stretched out for a starting role.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Healthy for camp
Kuhl (triceps) has made two relief appearances thus far during the Nationals' Grapefruit League slate, covering two innings and giving up five runs on four hits and one walk while striking out two.
For most of his six seasons in the big leagues, Kuhl has functioned as a starter, but his usage thus far in the spring suggests that the Nationals are having him compete for a bullpen role. He hasn't made a strong early case to make the Opening Day roster, however, and the fact that he's attending camp as a non-roster invitee likely works against him in his bid to avoid being cut prior to the end of spring training.... See More ... See Less
Nationals' Chad Kuhl: Invited to camp by Nationals
Kuhl (triceps) signed with the Nationals as a non-roster invitee Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.
Kuhl produced passable ERAs between 4.20 and 4.82 for five straight seasons in Pittsburgh between 2016 and 2021, but his ERA spiked up to 5.72 last season following a move to Colorado. The 30-year-old could have a path to a rotation spot should he recapture his previous form, though he'll also have to prove he's recovered from the right triceps strain which sent him to the injured list at the tail end of last season.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chad Kuhl: Out with triceps strain
Kuhl was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a right triceps strain.
The 30-year-old lined up to start Wednesday's season finale versus the Dodgers, but he'll instead finish the campaign on the injured list. It's unclear how the injury will affect Kuhl's offseason program as he's set to enter free agency. The right-hander had a 5.72 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 110:58 K:BB across 137 innings during 2022.... See More ... See Less
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