|Pittsburgh Pirates – No. 58|
November 16, 1988 |
|Bats: Right||Throws: Right|
|June 15, 2013 for the Pittsburgh Pirates|
(through April 24, 2014)
|Earned run average||2.15|
Brandon Tyler Cumpton (born November 16, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball. He was selected by the Pirates in the 9th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He attended the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), where he pitched for the Yellow Jackets.
Pittsburgh Pirates (2013-present)
Cumpton's first call up to the major leagues came on June 15, 2013. He replaced the injured A. J. Burnett. In his major league debut that day, Cumpton pitched five innings (facing three batters in the sixth), allowing three earned runs and seven hits in a no decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Despite a strong sping training, Cumpton started the 2014 season in the minors. On April 23, Cumpton was called up from Triple-A to replace the injured Wandy Rodriguez in the Pirates rotation. Cumpton made his first start of the 2014 season on April 24, only giving up two earned runs on four hits in seven innings pitched, but earned the lost after only getting one run of support in a 2-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.
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- Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets bio