Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:22:15 -0800
The Pittsburgh Pirates invited OF Austin Meadows, OF Barrett Barnes, 3B Eric Wood, 2B Erich Weiss, 1B Jason Rogers, SS Kevin Newman, C Christian Kelley, C Jin-De Jhang, and P's Edgar Santana, Angel Sanchez, Casey Sadler, Jared Lakind, Tyler Eppler, Frank Duncan, Cody Dickson, and Brandon Cumpton to spring training as non-roster players. In addition, OF Danny Ortiz and C Jackson Williams were invited to spring training and signed minor-league contracts. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:01:05 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates P Brandon Cumpton (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday, March 10, and he is out for the 2015 season.
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:23:21 -0800
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Jeff Locke, Vance Worley, Clayton Richard, Radhames Liz, Brandon Cumpton and Stolmy Pimentel are all candidates for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:34:33 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Brandon Cumpton will initially be used out of the bullpen, but the team would like to avoid using him in high-pressure situations since he does not have much experience in those situations, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:36:04 -0700
cThe Pittsburgh Pirates recalled SP Brandon Cumpton from the minors and optioned P Casey Sadler in a corresponding move.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:44:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Brandon Cumpton was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis Thursday, July 10. In a corresponding move, OF Jaff Decker was recalled from Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Cumpton wasn't scheduled to pitch before the All-Star break, so this could be more of a formality than anything. However, he did get beat around Wednesday, July 9, by the St. Louis Cardinals. Don't expect much fantasy production from Decker.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:29:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) threw on flat ground a few times from approximately 45 or 60 feet Thursday, July 10.
Fantasy Tip: Clearly, Cole isn't close to returning. Continue to stash him in all formats. Jeff Locke and Brandon Cumpton will continue to fill out the Pirates rotation in his absence. Locke is worth consideration in all formats, at least in favorable matchups. Cumpton has fleeting NL-only value, unless Cole is out longer than the expected few weeks.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:25:57 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) has no timetable for a return, but he will make a minor league rehab start before rejoining the team, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, a rehab start further delays Cole's return to the Pirates. Continue to stash Cole. In the short term, Brandon Cumpton maintains NL-only value, and he is worthy of spot starting in favorable matchups in mixed leagues.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:19:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) was scratched from his start Wednesday, July 9, with tightness in his right lat and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. SP Brandon Cumpton will take his start.
Fantasy Tip: Cole could miss a few weeks of action with this latest setback. Cumpton is worth a look in NL-only leagues for depth purposes.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:40:31 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned SP Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A Indianapolis, to make room on the 25-man roster for SP Gerrit Cole.