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|Pirates shovel Gerrit Cole, others to minors|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(3/18/13) The Pittsburgh Pirates pared down their roster Monday, optioning pitcher Phil Irwin to Triple-A Indianapolis. Irwin was considered a darkhorse candidate to replace Francisco Liriano in the starting rotation in case the ailing left-hander was not ready for opening day.
The Pirates also reassigned pitchers Gerrit Cole, Brooks Brown, Kris Johnson, Kyle Waldrop and catcher Ali Solis to their minor-league camp. Cole, 22, is viewed as the team's top prospect and posted a 3.60 ERA with seven strikeouts in three games (two starts) this spring. The right-hander sped through the minors last season and could make his MLB debut later this year.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|6/19/13||@ CIN||7:10 pm||Bronson Arroyo|
|6/20/13||@ CIN||12:35 pm||Homer Bailey|
|6/21/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Jered Weaver|
|6/22/13||@ LAA||10:05 pm||Jason Vargas|
|6/23/13||@ LAA||3:35 pm||Joe Blanton|
|6/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|6/26/13||@ SEA||3:40 pm||Felix Hernandez|
= probable start