Pittsburgh Pirates Bringing Up Brandon Cumpton To Start Saturday

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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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DatePlayerStatusInjury
06/09/2013A.J. Burnett15-Day DLStrained right calf
06/06/2013Wandy Rodriguez15-Day DLLeft forearm tightness
06/06/2013Jared Hughes15-Day DLRight shoulder inflammation
06/03/2013Jeanmar Gomez15-Day DLRight forearm tightness
06/03/2013Phil Irwin60-Day DLRight arm fatigue
05/28/2013Jose Contreras15-Day DLLower back inflammation
05/25/2013Jose Tabata15-Day DLStrained left oblique – out 3-4 weeks
05/19/2013Andrew McCutchenDay-to-DaySore right knee
05/15/2013John McDonald15-Day DLLower back discomfort
05/01/2013James McDonald15-Day DLRight shoulder discomfort
04/27/2013Neil Walker15-Day DLRight index finger laceration
04/27/2013Travis SniderDay-to-DayLeft side discomfort
04/09/2013Wandy RodriguezDay-to-DayLeft game – left leg strain
03/26/2013Brandon Inge15-Day DLRight scapula soreness
03/22/2013Francisco Liriano15-Day DLFractured right forearm
03/22/2013Charlie Morton60-Day DLRecovery from right elbow surgery
03/22/2013Jeff Karstens60-Day DLRight shoulder inflammation
03/20/2013Chase d’Arnaud60-Day DLLeft thumb surgery
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