Recently moved to the starting rotation for Memphis after the Cardinals released Neiro Rodriguez, Cummings was 2-0 with a 3.86 ERA in 14 innings since being activated from extended spring training, where he was rehabbing an injury to his right hand that occurred while he was a non-roster invitee of the Cardinals in spring training.
The 28-year-old righthander was drafted by the Cardinals in the 21st round in 1999.
Cummings was 5-1 with a 3.44 ERA in 2004 but was limited to only 91.2 innings for Double-A Tennessee after suffering a broken finger on his non-pitching hand in June. The injury caused him to miss nearly 2 months.
Coming into the season, Cummings was 43-35 with a 3.86 ERA in 6 minor league seasons.
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