Brandon Cumpton and Casey Sadler have both been assigned to Indianapolis after clearing waivers, opening two spots on the 40-man roster for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Both pitchers are injured and won’t pitch during the 2016 season, so it’s no surprise that either made it through waivers.
Cumpton missed the 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery, but required shoulder surgery later in the year, which will cause him to be out an additional 13-15 months. Sadler just had Tommy John surgery and will be out 12-14 months, which means he won’t be ready until Spring Training 2017. Both players will spend the 2016 season on the AAA disabled list while they rehab.