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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 fired six innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Phillies on Friday.
Cole held the Phillies scoreless over the first five innings before running into trouble in the sixth. While he managed to escape with just one run scoring, it was enough to put him on the losing side. Still, it was a big improvement from his first start back from the DL, as he struck out seven batters and walked just one. He’ll try to keep it going next week against the Brewers on the road. Jul 22 - 9:54 PM

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Gerrit Cole struggled in his first start back Saturday, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on seven hits over four innings in a loss to the Nationals.

Making his first start in over a month, the rust showed, as Cole hadn't allowed more than three runs in a start since May 2. The loss dropped him to an even 5-5 with a 3.11 ERA and 1.37 WHIP. Surely missing a month with a strained triceps sets you back a bit, so expect the 25-year-old to only get better as he gets back into the swing of things. A friendly matchup with the Phillies on Friday could be the start to cure what ails him.
Jul 17 - 12:05 AM

Pirates activated RHP Gerrit Cole from the 15-day disabled list.

He's back after missing about a month with a strained triceps. The Pirates sent Josh Bell back to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room for him. Cole will get the ball Saturday against the Nationals in his first start of the second half. The right-hander has pitched to a steady 2.77 ERA in 12 starts this year.
Jul 16 - 7:02 PM

Gerrit Cole (triceps) is scheduled to return from the disabled list Saturday at the Nationals.

Francisco Liriano will take the series opener on Friday and rookie Chad Kuhl will handle Sunday's series finale. Cole has been on the disabled list since June 10 because of a strained right triceps muscle. He struck out 12 batters over eight scoreless innings in his two-start minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis and should be safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues even with a tough matchup looming in Washington.
Jul 14 - 9:46 AM

Gerrit Cole (triceps) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

Cole is out on a rehab assignment right now as he nears a return from a strained right triceps muscle. In three innings with Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, he surrendered just two hits while striking out six. If he does not suffer a setback over the next week-plus, he could be in line to start against the Nationals in the Pirates' first game back from the All-Star break on July 15.
Jul 6 - 9:21 PM

Gerrit Cole (triceps) pitched three scoreless innings in his rehab debut Tuesday with Triple-A Indianapolis.

Cole was dominant, striking out six batters and walking none. He gave up two hits. Cole is scheduled for one more minor league rehab start and could then return to the Pirates for the first game after the All-Star break -- July 15 against the Nationals. He's been on the disabled list since June 10 because of a strained right triceps muscle.
Jul 6 - 10:06 AM

Gerrit Cole (triceps) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Triple-A Indianapolis.

The expectation is that Cole will make two rehab starts, which could put him in line to start the first game after the All-Star break on July 15 against the Nationals. The Pirates' ace has been out since June 10 with a strained right triceps.
Jul 4 - 6:24 PM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Francisco Cervelli
2Chris Stewart
3Eric Fryer
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
3Jeff Locke
4Jameson Taillon
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Tony Watson
3Arquimedes Caminero
4Neftali Feliz
5Jared Hughes
6A.J. Schugel
7Ryan Vogelsong
8Juan Nicasio
9Jon Niese