I've heard a lot of people recently mention that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been relatively injury-free this season, noting that Charlie Morton and now Josh Harrison are the only significant players that have missed time. Covering the minors too, I guess my own view became skewed, because it seems like it has been a big year for injuries and some of them have affected the big league club even though they occurred in the minors.

The Indianapolis pitching staff has been decimated by injuries this year. You can't be sure how things would have worked out if he stayed healthy, but most people expected Nick Kingham(pictured above) to be Major League ready right around this time. He certainly looked like it in a few starts, but there were some inconsistencies still, so you could say that if h...

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