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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%: 91/6 | Average Draft Position: 84.28
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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.  


Pirates have no timetable yet for Gerrit Cole's return


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday he has no timetable for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole's return from a strained right lat. However, he said Cole will make a rehab start this time before he comes off the disabled list.

Pirates place Gerrit Cole on 15-day DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) The Pirates have placed pitcher Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right lat, MLB.com reports.  Cole left his last start Friday due to a right lat soreness. The team will have Brandon Cumpton take the hill in his place Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Pirates should know more about Gerrit Cole's status Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said pitcher Gerrit Cole will play long toss Sunday and throw a bullpen Monday to determine his status for his next start Wednesday against the Cardinals, per MLB.com. Cole left his last start Friday due to a right lat soreness.

Gerrit Cole on track to make next start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole played catch without any reported issues and remains on track to make his next scheduled start Wednesday in St. Louis, MLB.com reports.

Cole was lifted Friday after just 80 pitches due to soreness in his lat. In 14 starts, the right-hander is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 85 2/3 innings.

Gerrit Cole to test injury Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole will test his sore lat Saturday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Cole is expected to warm up and throw with pitchers prior to the game. He will be evaluated by the team during this time. Cole had to leave Friday's start due to a sore lat, but he downplayed the issue following the start. 


Gerrit Cole pulled after five innings with lat soreness


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/4/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was lifted after just 80 pitches Friday against the Phillies, due to soreness in his lat.

Cole made it through five pristine innings, allowing just one hit and one walk while twirling a shutout. He struck out five batters as well, before leaving due to the injury.

The extent of the issue is not yet known, which obviously puts Cole's status for Wednesday's start in St. Louis in doubt.  


Gerrit Cole lasts just four innings in return


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole looked rusty in his first start in over three weeks Saturday against the Mets, as he made is return from a shoulder injury.

Cole lasted just four innings the outing, as he threw 57 of 93 pitches for strikes. He was charged with five runs, all of which came during his first two innings of work. Cole allowed seven hits and walked four batters, while striking out four in the 5-3 loss.

Cole's ERA rose to 4.02 Saturday, the highest it has been since his third start of the season. His record fell to 6-4 with the loss, and he will try to get back on track when he takes on the Phillies next Saturday. 


Gerrit Cole ready to roll after stint on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2014) As expected, the Pirates activated starter Gerrit Cole off the disabled list Saturday, when he is expected to make his first start since going down a shoulder injury on June 3. He is set to face the Mets.

Cole was on a roll before the injury. He had yielded no more than three runs in each of his last six starts, four of which he put in his personal win column.


Gerrit Cole set for return Saturday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Clint Hurdle has confirmed that Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will be activated off the disabled list and start Saturday against the Mets. A shoulder problem has prevented Cole from starting since June 3.

Hurdle did not indicate how his return will affect the rotation.


Gerrit Cole throws 84 pitches in simulated game Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole threw 84 pitches during a six-inning simulated game Monday, and manager Clint Hurdle said the throwing session went well, MLB.com reports.

"I thought it went very well," Hurdle said. "The volume of work -- six ups, 84 pitches. Threw his two-seamer, his four-seamer, his curveball -- probably more than his slider -- his changeup was good, the finish to his fastball was firm and solid. We'll see how he feels tomorrow, but I thought it was a very good next challenge that, from at least the perspective of today, he was able to meet and do well with."

Cole could possibly return from the disabled list in time to start Saturday's game, but the team has yet to set the weekend rotation. He's working his way back from shoulder fatigue.


Gerrit Cole to throw a six-inning, 85-pitch sim game Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (shoulder) is expected to increase his workload to a six-inning, 85-pitch simulated game Monday, according to MLB.com.

Gerrit Cole looking at June 28 return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is looking at a June 28 return, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

That's a tentative date for the right-hander. He's expected to make another simulated start Monday. Cole is dealing with a shoulder injury. He's posted a 3.64 ERA over 76 2/3 innings.


Gerrit Cole tosses 60-pitch simulated game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole threw 60 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday and "was in a good place," MLB.com reports.

"There was some rust, yes, but the velocity showed up, the spin [breaking] pitches seemed to be in play and the changeup was good," manager Clint Hurdle said. "Most important is, how does he feel [Thursday]?"

Cole is first eligible to return from the disabled list Thursday, but the team will hold him out at least through the weekend. Working his way back from a shoulder issue, Cole owns a 3.64 ERA and 69:25 K:BB ratio in 76 2/3 innings.


Pirates discussing next step for Gerrit Cole


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2014) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he will meet with general manager Neal Huntington to discuss the next step in the rehab process for starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (shoulder), per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole played catch Tuesday and has had no setbacks since throwing a 34-pitch side session Sunday.

Gerrit Cole might return during Pirates' next road trip


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (shoulder) said his 34-pitch bullpen session Sunday morning went well, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He threw all of his pitches and felt no discomfort.

The next step for Cole will be a simulated game in Pittsburgh. He could be ready to rejoin the rotation on the team's next road trip, which is a six-game slate that begins Friday at Chicago Cubs.


Gerrit Cole set to throw side session Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is expected to throw a side session on Sunday, manager Clint Hurdle told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Friday. The session was described as a "big day," according to the manager.

Cole completed a bullpen session on Thursday without any issues. He was limited to only fastballs in his session. He has been sidelined since June 8 because of shoulder fatigue.

Gerrit Cole completes bullpen session one day earlier than scheduled


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole, who was scheduled to throw Friday, completed a bullpen session instead on Thursday, MLB.com reports. Cole threw 20 fastballs and did not report any setbacks. He has been sidelined since June 8 because of shoulder fatigue. 

Gerrit Cole to throw bullpen session Friday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole, who's on the DL with a shoulder fatigue, will throw a bullpen session Friday, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. It's a positive sign for Cole, who's 6-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 12 starts.

Gerrit Cole throwing hard on flat ground


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole, who went on the disabled list Sunday with shoulder fatigue, threw a long-tossing session and then threw hard on flat ground from 60 feet Wednesday, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He also threw 25 pitches from 60 feet Monday.

Cole has not begun throwing off a mound.