The Blue Jays outrighted Cumptom to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday. As anticipated, Cumpton went unclaimed when the Blue Jays exposed him to waivers after dropping him from the 40-man roster a few days earlier. He'll remain in the organization as rotation depth in the high minors, but it's not expected that Cumpton will pick up any starts with the big club over the final few weeks of the season.
Cumpton was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Monday. Cumpton made just one appearance for the Blue Jays this season, allowing one run on three hits and two walks across 1.2 innings of work. He also posted a weak 5.40 ERA across 26.2 innings with Triple-A Buffalo. The 29-year-old will now take a spin through waivers to determine where he lands next.
Cumpton was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday. Cumpton signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays in early July after a stint with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic league, and has since posted a 5.63 ERA over six appearances (three starts) at Triple-A. The 29-year-old could make a start for the Blue Jay on Thursday if he isn't needed out of the bullpen in the meantime, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
Cumpton signed a minor-league contract with the Blue Jays on Thursday. Cumpton was most recently with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs of the independent Atlantic League, where he had posted a 1.09 ERA over his last five starts. He'll report to Triple-A Buffalo and could start or work in long relief for the affiliate as he aims to earn his way back to the big leagues for the first time since 2014, when he was a member of the Pirates organization.
Cumpton was released from the Rangers' minor-league camp, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports. Cumpton never got into a spring-training game after being signed as a non-roster invitee in January. He was with the Indians' and Pirates' organizations in 2017.
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