Alex Avila is still sidelined with concussion symptoms

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Tigers catcher Alex Avila has been shut down since being placed on the 7-day DL on Sunday. He’s going to be shut down a little while longer:

 

The Tigers are going to wait to activate him until he wakes up clear of concussion symptoms.

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.