Pirates put Nova on DL with sprained finger, recall Kingham

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed starting pitcher Ivan Nova on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained ring finger on his right hand.

Nova has struggled in May following a solid start. He is 0-4 with a 7.61 ERA this month. The Pirates diagnosed the injury after Nova gave up five runs, four earned, in a loss to Cincinnati last Thursday. Director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says he expects 10 days being enough time for Nova to recover.

The Pirates recalled rookie Nick Kingham from Triple-A Indianapolis to start in Nova’s place on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. Kingham is 2-1 with a 3.44 ERA in three starts this season.

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