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 optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.
Cumpton will head right back down to the Triple-A level after joining the team earlier this week. He was cast off the active roster in order to make room for Kevin Pillar (collarbone), who was activated from the 10-day DL in a corresponding move.
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.
Cumpton signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
He underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2015, and logged his first pro innings since the procedure last year in the Pirates' minor-league system -- 37.1 frames between three levels. Presumably fully recovered, he will attempt to make the team as a low-leverage reliever in spring training.
Cumpton (elbow) threw one inning during a sim game Friday, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
This marked the first game-like action Cumpton has seen since 2014, as the 28-year-old continues to slowly work his way back from Tommy John and shoulder surgery. Cumpton remains without a timetable for return, though one should start to materialize as he continues to ramp up his rehab.
Cumpton (elbow) was reassigned to minor league camp Thursday, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.
Cumpton last pitched in 2014 before undergoing Tommy John surgery and then shoulder surgery. The righty's throwing off the mound but has yet to face live batters. "He's worked so hard," general manager Neal Huntington said. "That's why we kept him in camp, kept him in this environment with pitching coach Ray Searage, to give him a light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak." The 28-year-old has compiled a 4.02 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 100 major-league innings. While his numbers aren't terrific (including a 68:23 K:BB), he could serve as an in-season call-up for Pittsburgh in 2017.
Cumpton (elbow) threw off a slope Wednesday for the second time this spring and continues to steadily progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Stephen Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk cautions that Cumpton is not even close to appearing in games, but the improvements are a positive sign. The 28-year-old righty is hoping to see his first game action since 2014 this upcoming season, though that return may not come until well into the summer.
Cumpton (elbow) began playing catch at the beginning of March, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
The 28-year-old hasn't appeared in a game since undergoing Tommy John in March of 2015, although it seems like he's back on the up-and-up in his rehab process. It's unclear how close Cumpton is to game action at this point, but the Pirates will likely take things cautiously with him given the extended length of spring training.
Cumpton (elbow) remains out following Tommy John surgery in March of 2015.
The righty debuted against Clayton Kershaw in June of 2013 and gave the Bucs a fifth-starter option for the ensuing year and a half. The 27-year-old holds a 4.02 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 68:23 K:BB in 100.2 major-league innings.
The Pirates have selected the contract of right-hander Wilfredo Boscan from Triple-A Indianapolis and have optioned Steve Lombardozzi to Indianapolis, per the team's official website. To make room for Boscan on the 40-man roster, the Pirates transferred right-hander Brandon Cumpton (elbow) from the 15- to the 60-day disabled list.
The Pirates have placed Jaff Decker (calf), Charlie Morton (hip), Chris Stewart (hamstring), Justin Sellers (Achllies) and Brandon Cumpton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list, the team announced Sunday.
Pirates RHP Brandon Cumpton had Tommy John surgery performed by James Andrews on Tuesday, the team informed the media at spring training.
Cumpton reported elbow discomfort while throwing batting practice at the start of camp. Cumpton visited Dr. Andrews to have the injury evaluated last week.
Pirates pitcher Brandon Cumpton told reporters he's not sure when he'll visit Dr. James Andrews to get his elbow checked out, but will likely come at some point next week, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Cumpton experienced discomfort in his elbow when he was throwing live batting practice at the start of camp.
Pirates pitcher Brandon Cumpton is slated to meet with Dr. James Andrews on Monday after feeling discomfort in his elbow, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cumpton first noticed an issue when he was throwing live batting practice last week.
The Pirates recalled pitcher Brandon Cumpton from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, the team announced.
Cumpton made 10 starts for the Pirates earlier in the season, but is likely to be used as a reliever this time around. He has a 4.98 ERA in 56 innings at the major-league level this season.
The Pirates sent pitcher Brandon Cumpton down to Triple-A Indianapolis Thursday, to make room on the active roster for the recall of outfielder Jaff Decker.
Pirates starter Brandon Cumpton lasted less than four innings Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Cumpton was very hittable, allowing four runs on nine hits in just 3 1/3 innings. He walked three and struck out two during the outing. Things could have been worse, as Cumpton loaded the bases in the fourth inning. After getting one out, he was removed with the bases juiced. Ernesto Frieri managed to work out of the jam without surrendering any additional runs, most of which would have been charged to Cumpton.
The loss dropped Cumpton to 3-3 on the year. It's unclear when Cumpton will make his next start due to the approaching All-Star break.
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