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Frazier optioned, Stallings recalled


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Adam Frazier. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

CHICAGO Adam Frazier, once the favorite to be the Pirates' starting left fielder this season, and Nick Kingham, the starting pitcher who was perfect through 20 batters in his big-league debut, were optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday morning.

In corresponding moves, Ivan Nova was activated from the 10-day disabled list to start Sunday against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, and Jacob Stallings was recalled from Triple-A as insurance if Francisco Cervelli is unavailable. Cervelli, who took a foul ball off his catcher's mask in the third inning Saturday, told reporters x-rays on his jaw were negative, and he was not diagnosed with a concussion.

However, the Pirates added Stallings as they monitor Cervelli's progress, and Frazier, who started 93 games last season, was the odd man out.

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