The Pittsburgh Pirates are the walking wounded this season. With Wandy Rodriguez and A.J. Burnett the latest to join the disabled list this season, the Bucs need a starter for Saturday night. The team is going to announce that it has recalled Brandon Cumpton and it’s likely he will get the start against the Los Angeles Dodgers tomorrow night. The announcement should be coming shortly and it will need to include a roster move.
Cumpton was scheduled to pitch Saturday for AAA Indianapolis while many thought Andy Oliver might get the call, Oliver will pitch tonight for the Tribe.
The Pirates head into a crucial part of their schedule without their biggest guns on the mound. The Dodgers are reeling, but the Reds are neck and neck with the Bucs for second spot in the NL Central. It would make everyone a bit more comfortable if the Bucs proven starters were healthy. Yet somehow despite having double digit starting pitchers this early in the season, the Bucs have received good results.
Here is a list from Sports Illustrated of all of the Pirates pitchers and position players who have spent time on the disabled list.
|06/09/2013||A.J. Burnett||15-Day DL||Strained right calf|
|06/06/2013||Wandy Rodriguez||15-Day DL||Left forearm tightness|
|06/06/2013||Jared Hughes||15-Day DL||Right shoulder inflammation|
|06/03/2013||Jeanmar Gomez||15-Day DL||Right forearm tightness|
|06/03/2013||Phil Irwin||60-Day DL||Right arm fatigue|
|05/28/2013||Jose Contreras||15-Day DL||Lower back inflammation|
|05/25/2013||Jose Tabata||15-Day DL||Strained left oblique – out 3-4 weeks|
|05/19/2013||Andrew McCutchen||Day-to-Day||Sore right knee|
|05/15/2013||John McDonald||15-Day DL||Lower back discomfort|
|05/01/2013||James McDonald||15-Day DL||Right shoulder discomfort|
|04/27/2013||Neil Walker||15-Day DL||Right index finger laceration|
|04/27/2013||Travis Snider||Day-to-Day||Left side discomfort|
|04/09/2013||Wandy Rodriguez||Day-to-Day||Left game – left leg strain|
|03/26/2013||Brandon Inge||15-Day DL||Right scapula soreness|
|03/22/2013||Francisco Liriano||15-Day DL||Fractured right forearm|
|03/22/2013||Charlie Morton||60-Day DL||Recovery from right elbow surgery|
|03/22/2013||Jeff Karstens||60-Day DL||Right shoulder inflammation|
|03/20/2013||Chase d’Arnaud||60-Day DL||Left thumb surgery|