Cumpton has posted a 3.31 ERA for Triple-A Indianapolis.
[Update, 3:27 p.m. -- The Pirates confirmed Cumpton is in Pittsburgh, currently a part of the taxi squad but not yet added to the active roster.]
Pitcher Brandon Cumpton will make Saturday's start for the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Chelsa Messinger, Sports Anchor for the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Georgia.
Cumpton, 24, was already scheduled to pitch Saturday for Triple-A Indianapolis. Since being promoted from Double-A, Cumpton has a 3.31 ERA, 49 strikeouts and 22 walks in 65.1 innings. The right-hander is coming off his longest start of the season, allowing two earned runs in 7.1 innings against Norfolk. His fastball reached 96 mph in Spring Training.
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