Josh Harrison returns to Pirates after 5-week absence
Harrison started Sunday against San Diego, his first appearance since he was hit by a pitch from Miami’s Jose Urena on April 15. The two-time All-Star broke the same bone last September when he was hit by Cincinnati’s Tyler Mahle.
Right-hander Nick Kingham was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis to open a roster spot.
”Adam and Sean have done everything that they could do, but we’ve missed some production at the top of the lineup,” general manager Neal Huntington said,
The 26-year-old Kingham is 2-1 with a 3.44 ERA in three starts. The rookie got opportunities due to Joe Musgrove’s shoulder injury. Musgrove is expected to make his season debut Friday against St. Louis.
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