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Jacob Stallings Optioned to Indianapolis; Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Triple-A

Brandon Cumpton is headed to Indianapolis. Photo Credit: Tim Williams
Jacob Stallings Optioned to Indianapolis; Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Triple-A
John Dreker

The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned catcher Jacob Stallings to Indianapolis today. He was recalled yesterday as the 26th man for the game in Williamsport, but did not get into the game.

In other Indianapolis news,  Brandon Cumpton has been promoted from Altoona to Indianapolis. He had a 4.50 ERA in 20 innings over 13 appearances with the Curve. Cumpton also had a 1.65 WHIP and a 9:18 BB/SO ratio. He began the season late, making his debut in Bradenton in early June, where he had a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings.

Jake Brentz took Cumpton's place on the Altoona roster. He has been on the disabled list, last pitching on August 3rd.

John Bormann, who filled in as the backup catcher for Indianapolis with Jacob Stallings gone, was sent back to Bradenton. Bormann didn't get to catch, but instead, ...

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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