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Gerrit Cole | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: Pittsburgh Pirates
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/8/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (1) / PIT
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Gerrit Cole (triceps) will throw a simulated game on Friday.
Cole threw a 35-pitch bullpen on Tuesday, the second time he has thrown off the mound since being placed on the disabled list retroactive to June 11. Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said that the team should have a better idea of when Cole might be ready for a rehab assignment once he has pitched in Friday's simulated game. For now, there is no timetable for his return to the major league club. Jun 29 - 10:08 PM

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Gerrit Cole (triceps) threw off a mound on Sunday for the first time since going on the disabled list.

Pitching coach Ray Searage said Cole was "very, very good" and actually had to reel him in a bit so he wouldn't re-injure himself. The right-hander threw 15 fastballs while emphasizing timing and a consistent delivery. He's expected to throw two more bullpen sessions during the Pirates' upcoming road trip. After that Cole will be reevaluated in hopes of beginning a rehab assignment. There's no timetable for his return.
Jun 27 - 9:42 AM

Pirates athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said that there is no current timetable for Gerrit Cole (triceps) to return to the mound.

Cole has been playing catch, but beyond that, there has not been any tangible movement in his rehab. He will first be eligible to return to the disabled list on June 26, but that is not likely at this point. Until the Pirates put forth a more definitive timetable, it is unknown when Cole might be ready to pitch again.
Jun 22 - 6:14 PM

Gerrit Cole (triceps) played catch Sunday and Monday.

It was his first time throwing since leaving a start on June 10 with a right triceps muscle strain. The Pirates have yet to reveal a specific timetable for his return to the rotation.
Jun 21 - 10:30 AM

Pirates athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk said that there is not a current timetable for Gerritt Cole's recovery from his right triceps muscle strain.

"I think it’s too early to tell at this point," Tomczyk said. The team is hopeful Cole will be able to return on June 26, when he is first eligible to be activated from the disabled list. A weekend MRI came back clean. The 25-year-old right-hander initially suffered the triceps strain on Friday, in a start against the Cardinals.
Jun 15 - 6:32 PM

Pirates placed RHP Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 11, with a right triceps muscle strain.

Cole left his outing Friday due to the injury and the Pirates are optimistic that he'll be ready to return when he's first eligible. Jameson Taillon has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and will start Tuesday night against the Mets in New York.
Jun 14 - 3:01 PM

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said he's optimistic Gerrit Cole (triceps) will only have to miss one turn in the starting rotation.

Cole left his outing Friday against the Cardinals after experiencing tightness in his right triceps, but an MRI taken Saturday turned up negative for any structural damage. He'll try to throw at some point early this week and the Bucs can then make a decision about a possible 15-day disabled list stint, which would be retroactive to June 11. Jameson Taillon could be recalled if Cole does indeed land on the DL for a bit.
Jun 13 - 9:50 AM

Gerrit Cole is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured triceps on Saturday.

Cole left Friday's start in the third inning due to tightness in his triceps. The Pirates don't believe that Cole's injury will be season-ending, though they do anticipate that he'll miss some time. More will be known on his status after Saturday's exam.
Jun 11 - 10:56 AM

Gerrit Cole left Friday's start against the Cardinals due to tightness in his right triceps.

It's not the diagnosis that fantasy owners were hoping for, as any arm-related issues are incredibly concerning. There's no word on the severity of the injury or how much time, if any, he stands to miss. Expect Cole to head for further evaluation before a determination is made on his availability.
Jun 10 - 9:13 PM

Gerrit Cole was forced to leave Friday's start against the Cardinals in the third inning due to an apparent injury.

It's unclear at the moment exactly what Cole did, but he was replaced by A.J. Schugel after just two innings of work and 35 pitches. We'll pass along an update on his status as soon as it becomes available.
Jun 10 - 7:57 PM

Gerrit Cole gave up three earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Angels.

Anaheim didn't take the lead until the top of the eighth inning and the loss fell to reliever Tony Watson, who gave up a go-ahead home run to Albert Pujols. Cole struck out four and walked only one, though the Angels tagged him for three doubles and three singles. The right-hander will carry a 2.85 ERA into his next start at home against the rival Cardinals.
Jun 5 - 4:54 PM

Gerrit Cole was charged with three runs across 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Marlins.

Cole was matching Jose Fernandez zero for zero for a while, but the Marlins got to him with three runs in the seventh inning without the aid of an extra-base hit. While the Pirates' ace has put up a 2.72 ERA over 10 starts, his 1.34 WHIP and 48 strikeouts over 59 2/3 innings are a disappointment. Cole faces the Angels over the weekend.
May 31 - 11:12 PM

Despite allowing just an unearned run over five innings and hitting a three-run homer, Gerrit Cole didn't factor into the decision in Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks.

That's because A.J. Schugel gave up two runs in the sixth, tying the game at 3-3. Cole could have pitched that inning himself if he hadn't been so inefficient on the mound; he walked three and threw 105 pitches to get his 15 outs. He did have a great day at the plate, though. Not only did he collect his second big-league homer, but he doubled in his other at-bat.
May 26 - 4:41 PM

Gerrit Cole held the Rockies to one run over seven innings on Friday despite giving up 10 hits.

It was an odd start. In addition to giving up 10 hits, he failed to strike out a batter for the first time in his career. However, he walked just one batter and managed to minimize the damage. The only run scored on a solo homer by Nolan Arenado in the sixth inning. Cole improved to 5-3 on the year and will bring a 2.79 ERA into a start against the Diamondbacks at home next week.
May 20 - 10:18 PM

Gerrit Cole fired eight innings of shutout ball Sunday in the Pirates' 2-1 defeat of the Cubs.

Cole managed to out-duel Jon Lester, who carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before finally relinquishing a Pittsburgh lead. Cole struck out seven, issued no walks, and scattered three hits over his eight scoreless frames. He slid his season ERA from 3.78 to a more ace-like 3.05. A home start versus the Rockies is next.
May 15 - 5:27 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Erik Kratz
4Elias Diaz
1B1John Jaso
2B1Josh Harrison
SS1Jordy Mercer
3B1Jung Ho Kang
2David Freese
3Sean Rodriguez
LF1Starling Marte
2Matt Joyce
CF1Andrew McCutchen
2Adam Frazier
RF1Gregory Polanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Gerrit Cole
2Francisco Liriano
3Jon Niese
4Jeff Locke
5Jameson Taillon
6Chad Kuhl
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Juan Nicasio