Kingham, who has thrown five innings of one-run ball this spring, could make his major league debut at some point in 2018.
Although the 26-year-old will likely break camp with Triple-A Indianapolis, he's on the short-list for callups. Kingham isn't overpowering but commands three pitches. He's finally healthy after missing significant chunks of time with Tommy John surgery and an ankle injury since 2015. Last summer, he compiled a 3.95 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 93:29 K:BB in 118.1 innings. At one point he was thought to have No. 3 starter skills: he could get an opportunity to realize that potential in 2018 with a strong start at Indy.
Kingham neither walked anyone nor recorded a strikeout in his rehab outing. He's coming back from an injury suffered near the end of spring training. The 25-year-old, who underwent Tommy John surgery in May of 2015, projects as a potential No. 3 starter. Command is Kingham's calling card -- he holds a career 397:160 K:BB ratio in the minors.
Kingham (ankle) isn't expected to return from his injury until sometime in May, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Kingham sprained his ankle during the final week of spring training but was only expected to be sidelined for approximately two weeks. Sunday's update confirms that the injury is a bit more serious that initially perceived. Kingham will hop back in with Triple-A Indianapolis upon his return.
The righty, who is pitching in his first full season since Tommy John surgery, tweaked his ankle last week. "During one of the starts it just popped and didn't feel very good, so we're just treating it right now," Kingham said. He compiled a 2.93 ERA in 46 innings in 2016 and could make his major-league debut this summer.
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