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45 Gerrit Cole SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/240 | Birthdate: 9/8/1990 | Birthplace: Newport Beach, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 92/56 | Average Draft Position: 84.27
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Gerrit Cole tosses quality start Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/12/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole tossed a quality start Friday against the Cubs. 

Cole allowed three runs on five hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked one during the outing. Cole was solid early, tossing three scoreless innings to open the game. Home runs wound up being an issue for Cole. In the fourth, Javier Baez opened the inning with a solo shot off Cole. Arismendy Alcantara added his own solo shot in the fifth inning. Cole gave up his third run in the sixth inning. With two men on, he allowed a run-scoring single against Welington Castillo.

With the win, Cole improved to 9-5. He’ll take on the Red Sox in his next start. 


Gerrit Cole strikes out eight, belts first homer


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Earning his first victory since July 4, Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole went six-plus innings in Sunday's 10-4 win over the Cubs. Cole struck out eight and walked none while allowing four runs (three earned) on nine hits.

For good measure, Cole belted his first major-league homer, a two-run shot. Cole (8-5) will face the Cubs again Friday in Pittsburgh.


Gerrit Cole gets knocked around in loss to Cardinals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was knocked around Monday in a loss to the Cardinals in St. Louis, dropping to 7-5 on the year. It was his first loss since July 28. The right-hander was shelled for five runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings of work.

Over his first three starts back from injury covering 19 1/3 innings, Cole has permitted nine earned runs. He owns a 3.86 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP over 17 starts (105 innings). His next start will come Sunday against the Cubs in Chicago.

Pirates recall Gerrit Cole for Monday start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis in time for Monday's start against the at St. Louis. He owns a 3.65 ERA and 93:34 K:BB ratio in 98 2/3 innings. 

Gerrit Cole optioned to minors, but won't miss a start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/29/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole has been optioned to the minors briefly.

Cole will rejoin the club September 1, and shouldn't miss his next start. The team only optioned Cole in order to get another bat on the bench for the weekend series. Cole has a 3.65 ERA over 98 2/3 innings. 


Gerrit Cole strikes out nine in no-decision Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole didn't factor into the decision Tuesday, surrendering two earned runs on three hits and one walk in six-plus innings while striking out nine in his team's 5-2 win over the Cardinals.

Cole spun six scoreless innings but gave up hits to the first two batters of the seventh before being pulled, and both runners would come around to score later in the inning. He owns a 3.65 ERA and 93:34 K:BB ratio in 98 2/3 innings. Cole is scheduled to face the Cardinals again Monday.


Gerrit Cole strikes out six in return Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/20/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole didn't factor into the decision in his return to the rotation Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and four walks in seven innings and striking out six in his team's 3-2 win over the Braves.

Cole was making his first start since July 4 after being activated from the disabled list earlier in the day. He surrendered RBI singles in the first and sixth innings, and his offense was able to get both runs back in the eighth. Cole owns a 3.69 ERA and 84:33 K:BB ratio in 92 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cardinals Tuesday.


Gerrit Cole returning to rotation Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/17/2014) The Pirates confirmed Sunday starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (lat) will make his return to the rotation Wednesday against the Braves, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole takes the rotation spot of Charlie Morton, who was placed on the disabled list Sunday with a hip injury.

Gerrit Cole ready to return to Pirates


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/16/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is ready to return from the disabled list, MLB.com reports.

Assistant general manager Kyle Stark and manager Clint Hurdle determined Saturday that Cole is set to make his return after throwing seven scoreless innings Friday in a rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis. A specific return date hasn't been scheduled, but it is expected to come Wednesday against Atlanta or Friday against Milwaukee.


Gerrit Cole set to make final rehab start Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole is finally nearing an end to his rehab from a lat injury that has prevented him from pitching for the Pirates since Independence Day. He is set to start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday before rejoining the team.

Cole is scheduled to throw about 90 pitches, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He completed six innings and threw 74 pitches in his last outing.


Gerrit Cole to make another rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole will make another rehab start, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Cole will make the start Saturday with the team's Triple-A club. Cole is attempting to return from a lat injury. He's been sidelined since July 4 due to the issue. There's a chance this will be Cole's final rehab game if all goes well.


Gerrit Cole shines in likely his last rehab start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/11/2014) Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole provided encouragement with his rehab performance Sunday for Triple-A Indianapolis. He allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings with three strikeouts and no walks.

Cole is on the 15-day disabled list due to a back injury. He could rejoin the Pittsburgh rotation for his next outing.


Gerrit Cole ready to roll for rehab start Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/8/2014) The rehab start for Gerrit Cole that the Pirates deemed necessary is set for Sunday, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported.

Cole, who could be back in the Pittsburgh rotation thereafter, has been sidelined with a lat strain since July 4.


Gerrit Cole going to make another rehab start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told MLB Network Radio Wednesday that starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (lat) will need another rehab start. Cole was hit hard in a rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, allowing five runs on 10 hits and one walk in 4 1/3 innings.

Pirates not ready to reveal next step for Gerrit Cole


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2014) Pirates assistant general manager Kyle Stark said Sunday the next step in Gerrit Cole's rehab from a lat injury "probably will be announced in the next couple of days," per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Gerrit Cole completes bullpen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/2/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole threw another bullpen session on Saturday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole, who was scratched from Friday's rehab start for precautionary reasons, will either throw another bullpen or resume his rehab assignment.

Gerrit Cole to throw one more bullpen before next rehab start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was scratched from Friday's rehab start for precautionary reasons, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole will instead throw another bullpen before making his next rehab start, at a date to be determined.

Gerrit Cole goes five scoreless in rehab start


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole tossed five scoreless innings during a rehab start Monday.

Cole allowed five hits over his five innings of work. He struck out seven and walked three. Cole threw 81 pitches during the outing. Fifty of those pitches went for strikes. Cole is expected to make another rehab start before he returns. 


Gerrit Cole expected to make two rehab starts


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole will likely need a second rehab start before returning to the rotation, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Cole, who is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, is expected to throw 100 pitches in his second rehab start, which will presumably come next weekend if all goes well. He has been sidelined since early due to a lat injury.


Gerrit Cole to start rehab assignment Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle told reporters that starting pitcher Gerrit Cole will start a minor-league rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Indianapolis. Cole will be limited to approximately 80-85 pitches, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Gerrit Cole throws simulated game


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/23/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (lat) threw about 70 pitches during a simulated game Wednesday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Pirates have not announced the next step in the rehab process for Cole.

Gerrit Cole to pitch in simulated game Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game on Wednesday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole is two weeks into his second stint on the disabled list this season. He's expected to log in three innings against live hitters, reaching approximately 50-60 pitches. 

Gerrit Cole throws in bullpen Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (lat) threw 35-40 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, according to MLB.com. Cole is two weeks into his second stint on the disabled list this season.

Gerrit Cole to throw 20-25 pitches Thursday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (lat) will throw 20-25 pitches -- mostly fastballs and changeups -- during a side session Thursday, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. The Pirates will decide the next step in his recovery following Thursday's throwing session.

Gerrit Cole not expected to be available when eligible


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole will likely not be ready to come off the disabled list when he's eligible, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Cole is eligible to return to action July 20, but manager Clint Hurdle said he does not expect Cole to be available that day. Cole is rehabbing from a lat injury. Over 85 2/3 innings, Cole has a 3.78 ERA.