Brandon Cumpton has been promoted to Indianapolis.
The Pirates have promoted Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis. The Indians have been short in terms of pitchers. They've seen almost all of their relievers throw multiple innings over the last two days. Phil Irwin was supposed to start today, but was promoted to the majors. Kyle McPherson went on the disabled list yesterday.
They called up Tim Alderson yesterday, and it originally looked like he could get a shot at starting. Now it looks like he's more likely to be help out of the depleted bullpen, with Cumpton starting today. Originally Cumpton was scheduled to start tomorrow for Altoona.
Last year Cumpton had a 3.84 ERA in 152.1 innings with Altoona, along with a 5.2 K/9 and a 2.7 BB/9 ratio. So far this year he's been off to a roug...
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