Kingham (elbow) is poised to make his major league debut at some point in 2017 after missing most of the last two seasons following Tommy John surgery, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports. "Finally got a normal offseason," said Kingham. "Finished up healthy toward the end of the year, last month and a half or so. Excited to come into spring training full-go and see what happens."
Pirates GM Neal Huntington confirmed Monday that Cole (elbow) began his regular offseason throwing program in December. "Best news we can give is that it's been a normal offseason," Huntington told DK Pittsburgh Sports. "We're looking forward to him coming into spring training with a normal baseball offseason under his belt and ready to come out and be Gerrit Cole."
Pirates president Frank Coonelly declined to say whether Kang would be available for the start of spring training, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. "Our sole focus at this point is helping Kang address any issues that he needs to address to be the person and the player that we know him to be," Coonelly said.