Tag: Brandon Cumpton

Minor League Free Agents for the Pittsburgh Pirates Include Cumpton, Heredia...

The Pittsburgh Pirates had 16 players reach minor league free agency on Monday. Prior to yesterday, the Pirates were the only team able to negotiate with these players for a 2018 contract, but now all 30 teams are able to sign them. Two of them were covered here already in lefty relievers Wade LeBlanc and […]
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Jacob Stallings Optioned to Indianapolis; Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Triple-A

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 […]
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Minor Moves: Jordan Luplow and Logan Hill Promoted; Connor Joe to...

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made some transactions in the minors to fill the loss of Jason Rogers, who signed to play in Japan on Thursday night. Jordan Luplow has been promoted to Indianapolis and Logan Hill will be going to the Altoona Curve. They are tied for the system lead with 16 homers each. Luplow hit […]
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Prospect Watch: Gage Hinsz Throws Five Shutout Innings; Brandon Cumpton Returns...

A look at how the current top 30 prospects did today. If a player is in the majors for an extended time (Alen Hanson, Jose Osuna), or loses his prospect eligibility, he will be removed from this list. Everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to […]
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Brandon Cumpton Finally Seeing the Light at the End of the...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The last time Brandon Cumpton pitched in a game was September 13, 2014. The relief outing came in Pittsburgh against the Cubs. It was long enough ago that it was before the Cubs were a powerhouse and one of the best teams in baseball. At the time they were on their way […]
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Injury Updates: Nick Kingham Gets Closer to a Return to Indianapolis

BRADENTON, Fla. – Nick Kingham took the mound yesterday at Pirate City for his first five inning rehab start. Kingham went down with an ankle injury during Spring Training, forcing him to miss two weeks early in his build up process. As a result, he had to start over and build up completely over the […]
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Pirate City Notes: Kingham, Marte, Jhang, Barnes, Cumpton, Valerio and Much...

Monday was a busy day for players rehabbing in Extended Spring Training at Pirate City, with good news for some of the top prospects down there and some bad news for other players. Nick Kingham continues his return from his Spring Training ankle injury that shut him down for a brief time late in March. […]
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Pirates Cut Nine Players From MLB Camp, Including Diaz, Moroff, Wood,...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pittsburgh Pirates have made nine more cuts today from MLB camp. Elias Diaz and Max Moroff have been optioned to Indianapolis. Eric Wood, Eury Perez, Brandon Cumpton, Dan Runzler, Jason Stoffel, Edgar Santana, and Joey Terdoslavich have been reassigned to minor league camp. Here is a quick rundown of each player. […]
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Injury Updates: Josh Bell, Francisco Cervelli, Brandon Cumpton, Casey Sadler, Angel...

BRADENTON, Fla. – The Pirates Head Athletic Trainer, Todd Tomczyk, met with the media this morning for the weekly injury update. The biggest news was that Josh Bell is in the final stages of game activity, with the goal of getting him into Grapefruit League games next week. Bell has a goal this week to […]
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Pirates Minor League Free Agents and Why Brandon Cumpton Isn’t Eligible

Baseball America released the list of minor league free agents yesterday, and there were ten Pittsburgh Pirates players on the list. Here is the breakdown of those players. RHP: Juan Diaz (R), Jason Erickson (Lo A), Justin Masterson (AAA), Jhondaniel Medina (AAA), Drew Rossi (R) LHP: Jim Fuller (AAA), Kelvin Marte (AAA), Rinku Singh (Hi […]
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