The Phillies met with B.J. Upton

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B.J. Upton is apparently on a grand tour of the N.L. East. Yesterday he met with the Braves. Ken Rosenthal reports today that earlier in the week he met with the Phillies.

For his part, he’s enjoying the attention:

 

Loser ponies up for Michael Bourn? Or makes a play for Juan Pierre?  How does this work exactly?

Chad Kuhl underwent elbow surgery

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Per Todd Tomczyk, the Pirates’ director of sports medicine, starter Chad Kuhl underwent right elbow surgery on Wednesday, MLB.com’s Adam Berry reports. The Pirates should provide more details about the nature of the surgery and Kuhl’s timetable soon.

Kuhl, 26, has been out of action since late June with a strained right forearm. He had been on a throwing program but experienced a setback earlier this month.

This season, Kuhl made 16 starts, putting up a 4.55 ERA with 81 strikeouts and 33 walks across 85 innings.