Pirates Prospects has learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned Nick Kingham to Indianapolis on Monday. The move is not surprising with the team not needing a fifth starter until May 19th due to off-days today, Thursday and next Monday. Expect a move to fill the 25-man roster tomorrow due to the off-day today, with Jose Osuna being a likely addition with the Pirates moving to an American League park for the next two days.

Kingham made two starts with the Pirates, throwing seven shutout innings on one hit in his debut, before allowing four runs over 5.1 innings on Friday. Being sent down will allow him to make two more starts and still be in line to start on the 19th if the Pirates decide to recall him that day. It appears that Joe Musgrove isn't a possibility for May 19th due to...

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