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Cannonballs coming: Joe Musgrove begins rehab

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MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Plenty of rehab news today. Jung-Ho Kang has reported to Pirate City. There’s no word on when he’ll begin playing in games, but Clint Hurdle had this to say:

“The process is to get him as complete as we can within 30 days,” Hurdle said. “That’s being mapped out as we can speak right now. There will be no game activity until we get his arm in shape, his legs in shape, get him swinging, get our people to look at him and evaluate him and then go from there.”

Unfortunately, this is in Hurdlish, so I can’t tell whether it means the Pirates want Kang playing in the majors within 30 days, or just in the minors. If your language skills are better than mine, have at it.

— Kevin Kramer went 3-5 with a triple and his second home run as Indianapolis (12-10) beat Toledo, 7-3. It was his third three-hit game in the past week and he’s now batting 304/360/456. Starter Clay Holmes struggled with the strike zone, giving up five hits and five walks in five innings, along with the three runs. He struck out five. Austin Meadows was 2-5 and is now hitting 319/382/449. Chris Bostick was 2-4 with two doubles.

Kevin Newman: 1-4, BB
Jose Osuna: 0-3, BB
Jordan: 1-4, 3B
Jacob Stallings: 1-4
Josh Smoker: IP, H, K
Johnny Hellweg: IP, H, K

— Dario Agrazal continued pitching well as Altoona (12-10) beat Richmond, 8-2. Agrazal gave up a run on four hits and a walk in six innings. He struck out four. Christian Kelley was 2-2 with a double and three RBIs. Will Craig was 2-4 with a pair of doubles.

Cole Tucker: 1-5, 2B, 4 K
Stephen Alemais: 1-5
Jason Martin: 1-5, 3 K
Ke’Bryan Hayes: 0-3, BB
Yeudy Garcia: IP, BB, 2 K

— Joe Musgrove (pictured) began his rehab in Bradenton’s (14-11) 5-2 win over Dunedin. Musgrove went three innings, throwing 29 of 36 pitches for strikes. He gave up two runs on five hits, two of them by fellow rehabee Josh Donaldson. Musgrove walked none and struck out two. Luis Escobar followed with six shutout innings, giving up just two hits and a walk, and fanning seven. The Marauders got all their runs in the third inning. Jared Oliva and Casey Hughston each went 2-3.

Adrian Valerio: 0-4
Bligh Madris: 0-4

— Rodolfo Castro and Ryan Peurifoy homered in the bottom of the ninth to give West Virginia (14-11) came from behind to beat Augusta, 6-4. The Power trailed, 4-3, but Castro led off with his second HR to tie the game, then after a walk to Mason Martin, Peurifoy walked it off with his second HR. Martin finished 2-3 with a double, Castro 1-3 and Peurifoy 1-4. Starter Travis MacGregor gave up only three hits and a walk over five innings, with eight strikeouts. One of the hits, though, was a HR following the walk, and he also allowed an unearned run.

Lolo Sanchez: 0-4
Cal Mitchell: 0-4, 3 K
Deon Stafford: 1-4
Oneil Cruz: 1-4, 3B