The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham to start tonight’s game in Los Angeles in place of the injured Chad Kuhl. To open up a roster spot, Jose Osuna has been optioned to Indianapolis.
The Pirates also designated relief pitcher Enny Romero for assignment after he completed his rehab work over three levels in the minors. They originally tried to DFA Romero last month before they found out he was injured and needed to be placed on the disabled list.
They also announced that Sean Rodriguez will begin his rehab assignment with Indianapolis.
The choice to send down Osuna might seem like an odd one because it shortens the bench, but the Pirates used six relievers in yesterday’s game. So this could just be a short-term move to 13 pitchers, giving them two fresh arms who can throw multiple innings tonight if needed. We could possibly see Adam Frazier return soon or maybe Jordan Luplow, who is the leading hitter (OPS) on the team.