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Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.

National League - FAAB - 4/27/14

Starting Pitching:

Brandon Cumpton, Pirates - Cumpton, called up from Triple-A Indianapolis to start Thursday against the Reds in place of the injured Wandy Rodriguez, allowed just two runs on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven innings. That start built off the success Cumpton had in the minors; where he was 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in three starts, as well as his six starts for Pittsburgh last season. His fine outing Thursday earned him at least one more turn in the Pirates' rotation. If that one goes well, he could be - hat tip to Jeff Erickson - straight outta Cumpton (ed note: I stole it from Liss) to stick in the rotation for as long as Rodriguez (knee) is sidelined. Mixed: $0; NL: $3.

Jason Hammel, Cubs - After a solid first season in Baltimore in 2012, Hammel looked more like the pitcher who had tough luck in Colorado, but his results last season were due

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