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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl will miss the 2019 season after undergoing elbow surgery.

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Kuhl had right elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction surgery Wednesday afternoon in New York.

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The Pirates say it will be an estimated 14 to 16 months before Kuhl can return to Major League competition.

On Twitter, Kuhl said he feels “confident moving forward that [he’ll] be pitching in the Major League again.”

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Kuhl last pitched on June 26. He was then placed on the disabled list with forearm and elbow tightness.