Pittsburgh Pirates Bringing Up Brandon Cumpton To Start Saturday

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.

Updated: Friday June 14, 8:44 AM

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Date Player Status Injury
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


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