Originally written June 14, 2013 on Pirates Prospects:
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. Dodgers Series Friday: Jeff Locke Saturday: Brandon Cumpton (MLB Debut) Sunday: Gerrit Cole Reds Series 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 ...
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