Brandon Cumpton looks to make transition to the bullpen
Aug12

Brandon Cumpton looks to make transition to the bullpen

Brandon Cumpton has seen a great deal of success this season as a starting pitcher. However, with the need in Pittsburgh down the stretch in relief, Cumpton appears to be making this switch. On Sunday, Cumpton made only his seventh relief appearance of his professional career – six in the minors and one with the Pirates. In the outing, Cumpton allowed a pair of hits and struck out one, while tossing a scoreless ninth inning. With...

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Adrian Sampson promoted to Triple-A
Aug12

Adrian Sampson promoted to Triple-A

With the recent shuffling in the Indianapolis pitching staff, Adrian Sampson has been promoted to Triple-A from Altoona. Sampson, who posted a 2.55 ERA with the Curve this season, will join the Indianapolis rotation this week. In 24 starts, Sampson had 99 strikeouts and 30 walks, while allowing 125 hits. The 22-year-old Sampson has reached Triple-A in just his third professional season after starting out in Low-A after the Pirates...

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Gerrit Cole gets roughed up in second rehab start
Aug05

Gerrit Cole gets roughed up in second rehab start

After a strong first rehab appearance and a pair of side bullpen sessions, Gerrit Cole and the Pirates had high expectations from his second start with Indianapolis on Tuesday. However, those were dashed fairly quickly. Cole allowed ten hits and five earned runs in 4.1 innings on Tuesday. “I think the positives were that I got to the pitch count and got the amount of outs that I needed to get,” Cole said. “Coming off what I went...

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No Health Setbacks For Starling Marte in Rehab Stint
Aug04

No Health Setbacks For Starling Marte in Rehab Stint

The Triple-A rehab assignment for Starling Marte has not gone quite as planned. Marte, who is recovering from a concussion, is 1-for-12 in his first three games of a four game rehab assignment. In those 12 at bats, he has struck out five times in three games. While the statistics are not meeting goals, Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor said that there have been no health setbacks. In addition, Treanor said that the inactivity...

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Gerrit Cole to make second rehab start tomorrow
Aug04

Gerrit Cole to make second rehab start tomorrow

After feeling well following a Sunday bullpen session, Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor announced that Gerrit Cole will make a second rehab start Tuesday in Triple-A. Cole was bumped on Saturday, as the Pirates wanted to assess how he felt after the side session. Cole threw five scoreless innings July 28 in Rochester, striking out seven and walking three. Cole was set to throw 100 pitches, which will likely be the limit on Tuesday,...

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