Nick Kingham is scheduled to make his 2017 season debut tonight with the Bradenton Marauders. It's been a long detour for Kingham, who looked like he would be part of the 2015 rotation in Pittsburgh around mid-season, until Tommy John surgery derailed his season in early May. In that game, he gave up one run over 5.1 innings before leaving early. It was his sixth start that season for Indianapolis and he put in 14 starts with them the year before. He hasn't made it back to Triple-A since that game.

Kingham was throwing in Spring Training last year, but he didn't pitch his first game until July 8th in the Gulf Coast League. He went three innings that day, but that means that he had already pitched in games, either simulated or Extended Spring Training games, because no one starts with th...

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