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Kuhl's the rule; Pirates name Chad Kuhl opening day starter

Kuhl will be the Pirates opening day starter after not pitching at all in 2019 and returning for 11 games in the shortened 2020 season.
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Chad Kuhl delivers during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH — Chad Kuhl will be the opening day starter for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The assignment comes more than two years after the right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery. 

Kuhl did not pitch at all in 2019. 

He returned in 2020 and went 2-3 with a 4.27 ERA in 11 games. 

For his career, Kuhl has pitched to a 4.36 ERA over 359.1 innings.

The 28-year-old called the assignment a blessing. Kuhl is the fifth opening day starter for the Pirates in the last five years.

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