Rockies place RHP Chad Kuhl on IL with hip flexor strain

The Colorado Rockies placed right-handed starting pitcher Chad Kuhl on the 15-day injured list Friday due to a right hip flexor strain. The move was retroactive to Thursday.Kuhl struggled in his last start, giving up nine runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings Wednesday in a 9-1 loss to the San Diego Padres.Kuhl, 29, is 6-7 this season with a 5.16 ERA over 20 starts. He pitched a complete-game, three-hit shutout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on June 27.