The Pirates sent Nick Kingham down yesterday, and are bringing Jose Osuna up today. Both moves seem temporary, with Kingham expected to return in a little over a week when the team needs a fifth starter, and Osuna only expected to be up during that time.

Both players have performed well in Triple-A this year, and have performed in brief appearances in the majors (very brief in Osuna's case), but the Pirates will have difficult decisions to make if they want to keep either player in the majors for the long-term this year.

I avoided using the word "difficult" in the headline, and I hesitate to use it here, because everyone has that one player who they would gladly replace. That's paired with backup QB analysis for Kingham and Osuna, where both players are projected for the best possibl...

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