Washington Nationals Sign Starting Pitcher

Joining the Washington Nationals.

The Nationals have signed starter Chad Kuhl to a minor-league contract with an invite to spring training.

We mentioned last week that Kuhl was one of the top starting pitchers remaining on the free-agent market, and could be an interesting reclamation project for a team. He could even function as a fifth starter or long reliever. 

Kuhl is coming off a rough season with the Colorado Rockies, which saw him register a 5.72 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 110 strikeouts over 137 innings and 27 starts. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates, posting a 4.00+ ERA in each of them. 

The thirty-year-old gives the Nationals some extra starting pitching depth entering spring training and has a good chance of making the team's season-opening rotation if top prospects Cade Cavalli or Mackenzie Gore struggle.

An ideal situation would be if the Nationals could flip Kuhl at the trade deadline for draft picks or future assets.
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