Jeanmar Gomez was not available to start Tuesday after throwing aggressively Sunday. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pirates finally announced their starting rotation for this week's series against the Philadelphia Phillies. Brandon Cumpton was re-called Tuesday to pitch the first game of the series and the season's second half tonight.

Jeff Locke will start Wednesday, and Jeanmar Gomez will pitch out of the bullpen. Gomez and Locke both threw aggressive bullpen sessions Sunday, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said, taking both out of the running for Tuesday's start. Gerrit Cole will take the mound Thursday night.

Cumpton was "probably" 13th on the team's starting pitcher depth chart to start the season, but Hurdle noted the right-hander gave the team a chance to win in each of his f...

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