Clint Hurdle confirmed Brandon Cumpton will make his MLB debut Saturday afternoon.
Let’s review the Pirates’ scheduled starting rotation following the news that Brandon Cumpton will take the place of injured A.J. Burnett.
Friday: Jeff Locke
Saturday: Brandon Cumpton (MLB Debut)
Sunday: Gerrit Cole
Monday: Francisco Liriano
Tuesday: Charlie Morton
Wednesday: Jeff Locke
Thursday: To Be Announced
Angels Series (not confirmed)
Friday, June 21: Gerrit Cole
Saturday, June 22: Francisco Liriano
Sunday, June 23: Charlie Morton
Mariners Series (not confirmed)
Tuesday, June 25: Jeff Locke
Wednesday, June 26: Gerrit Cole
That takes the Pirates to Friday, June 28, when they return to Pittsburgh to face the Brewers. Such a schedule would give Wandy Rodriguez (scheduled to pitch a side session Saturday) a total of 22 days off from his left forearm tightness and A.J. Burnett 19 days off from his calf tear. Manager Clint Hurdle said the team will take a “wait and ...