By Jason Shetler
For the first time since 2012, Rinku Singh is pitching in live game competition, as he begins his rehab assignment today for the Gulf Coast League Pirates, this according to Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects.
Singh was signed by the Pirates out of India back in 2008. The 27-year-old lefty made history almost exactly seven years ago by becoming the first ever Indian born player to pitch a professional game in the United States.
It’s been a tough road for Singh since then, as he underwent Tommy John surgery in 2013. In 2014, he re-injured his elbow, and wound up missing the entire 2015 season. Singh has made a total of 84 relief appearances during his time in the Pirates organization, posting a 2.99 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP. Once he completes his rehab, he’ll likely join the Bradenton Marauders.