Pirates Option Nick Kingham to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-handed pitcher Nick Kingham to Indianapolis on Thursday night. No other move was made today, but his spot will be taken by Keone Kela, who was acquired from the Texas Rangers on Tuesday and is expected to join the club tomorrow.

Kingham allowed a total of eight earned runs over four innings in his last two starts combined. He now has a 5.02 ERA  and a 1.28 WHIP in 12 starts with the Pirates. His rotation spot will be taken by Chris Archer, who makes his debut with the Pirates on Friday night against the St Louis Cardinals.