The Pittsburgh Pirates made numerous minor league moves on Monday afternoon involving three of their affiliates.

We mentioned that Nick Kingham left for Indianapolis after his season debut in Bradenton last week. He was officially assigned to the Indianapolis roster today. Kingham threw five shutout innings in his debut, allowing one hit and no walks.

Pedro Vasquez was added back to the Bradenton roster to make a start tonight. He was assigned to Extended Spring Training after his last start. Indianapolis will need to make a roster move to open a spot for Kingham.

Casey Sadler has been assigned to Bradenton and will pitch in a regular season game for the first time since 2015. To make room on the roster, Sam Street has been assigned to Extended Spring Training.

Catcher Arden Pabst will begin to serve his four-game suspension for his part in a brawl last week. The West Virginia Power added catcher Chris Harvey back to the roster today. He had the weekend off to attend graduation at Vanderbilt. The Power also got third baseman Hunter Owen back after he finished serving his three-game suspension.

Pitcher James Marvel has been placed on the 7-day disabled list, retroactive to May 12th. No word on his injury, but we will try to get an update.

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  1. Two thumbs up for Casey Sadler making it back and pitching so effectively.
    Hopefully Marvel is not seriously injured. He needs the innings.
    The #1 prospect has made it to nearly the 1/3 point of the season and has avoided injury. No jinx…no jinx.

  2. Will Kingman be in shape to start for the Pirates after the All-Star break? He has pitched so little over the past few years.

    • He only had 46 innings during the regular season last year, plus a playoff start, but he was throwing from March until July in Spring Training and Extended Spring Training, so he actually did a lot of throwing not included in those 46 innings. Since he missed some time this year, he should be fine to pitch the rest of the season. You might see him skipped in the rotation once like they did with Taillon last year when he was put on the DL with a phantom injury at the All-Star break.

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