The Colorado Rockies are signing former Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl to a Major League deal, according to The Athletic. Kuhl was non-tendered by the Pirates in November.
Kuhl spent his entire professional career with the Pirates after being selected in the ninth round of the 2013 draft. The right-hander pitched five seasons with the Pirates, compiling a 25-30 record with a 4.44 ERA/4.61 FIP. The bulk of Kuhl’s games in the black and gold came as a starter, though the Pirates used Kuhl out of the bullpen to close out 2021.
Kuhl had a bit of an up and down career in Pittsburgh and battled various injuries including Tommy John surgery at the end of the 2018 season that cost him all of 2019.
According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Rockies signed Kuhl with the intention of him pitching out of the rotation. Kuhl will receive $3M plus incentives on his one-year deal.