Transactions

Nick Kingham, Clay Holmes and Kevin Newman Among First Spring Cuts for Pirates

Nick Kingham has been optioned to Indianapolis, where he will join the starting rotation this year. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Nick Kingham, Clay Holmes and Kevin Newman Among First Spring Cuts for Pirates
John Dreker

BRADENTON, Fla. - The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday morning that they have made their first cuts of Spring Training. Clay Holmes and Nick Kingham have been optioned to Indianapolis, while Tyler Eppler, Cody Dickson, Jin-De Jhang and Kevin Newman have been reassigned to minor league camp. That leaves 56 players still in Major League camp.

None of these players had any chance to make the Opening Day roster going into Spring Training, so there are no surprises among the first cuts. With starting pitchers continuing to get stretched out at this point, players like Kingham, Holmes and Eppler will go to minor league camp and continue to get ready for the season. The Pirates have eight other starters on the Major League side doing the same thing, so eventually they needed to move the ...

To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.

If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail tim@piratesprospects.com.

Transactions
John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

More in Transactions

Pirates Load Up on Hard Throwing Relievers in the Rule 5 Draft; Trade With the Phillies

Tim WilliamsDecember 14, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Claim Shortstop Engelb Vielma

John DrekerDecember 11, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Two Minor League Signings with Spring Training Invites

John DrekerDecember 7, 2017

Seattle Mariners Claim Pitcher Sam Moll from Pittsburgh Pirates

John DrekerNovember 30, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Outfielder Bralin Jackson to a Minor League Deal

John DrekerNovember 29, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Release Two Minor League Players

John DrekerNovember 21, 2017

Pirates Prospects is an independent media outlet, and is in no way affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, their minor league affiliates, Major League Baseball, or Minor League Baseball.

Copyright © 2017 Pirates Prospects