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45 Gerrit Cole SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/222 | Birthdate: 9/8/1990 | Birthplace: Newport Beach, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 92/62 | Average Draft Position: 67.01
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Pirates' Liriano draws Opening Day start for second straight year


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced Tuesday starting pitcher Francisco Liriano will start Opening Day (April 6) against the Reds. It will be the second straight year Liriano starts on opening day for Pittsburgh.

Hurdle also announced Tuesday starting pitcher Gerrit Cole will start the second game of the season and A.J. Burnett will finish off the three-game series before Pittsburgh moves onto a three-game series at Milwaukee.

Hurdle added Vance Worley or Jeff Locke, who are competing for the final spot in the team's rotation, will start the fourth game of the season and Charlie Morton will start the fifth game. Hurdle said splitting up Burnett and Morton was important because they have similar pitching styles.


Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole throws 65 pitches Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole threw 3 2/3 innings Saturday, using 65 pitches in his outing against the Red Sox. Cole was happy to get as much work as he could Saturday, reports MLB.com.

"Yeah, I'm glad I got up to the max," Cole said. "I started to get a little fatigued at the end, so it was nice to still be able to make some quality pitches in the fourth … outside of the one [Mike] Napoli deposited again."

Cole has yet to be named the opening day starter for Pittsburgh and manager Clint Hurdle didn't mind what he saw from him in his outing,

"We wanted Cole to throw between 65 and 70 pitches, so we got that checked off," Cole said. "He was out there to work on specific things: Throw his breaking balls and changeup,and the offside pitches were mostly strikes. It was a good outing for him, on effort, consistency, focus."


Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole taking strides to prevent injuries in 2015


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole knows all too well what a injuries can do to a season. The right-hander is making an extra effort this spring to prevent having a similar fate to 2014, where he spent 70 days on the disabled list with shoulder injuries, reports The Pittsburgh Tribune.

"There was nothing structurally wrong with me. … I was fortunate," Cole said. "After I came off the rehab, I just kept that routine through the end of the season. I didn't deviate. It's what got me healthy, and it's what kept me healthy along with the mindset change."

Cole is continuing to grow through maintenance with the shoulder to prevent any flare ups.

"(Trainers) always say the rotator cuff is like bicycle brakes, and you have a V-12 engine in the front," Cole said. "You have to do maintenance on those things and be able to keep them in shape to slow the arm down."


Pirates' Hurdle on Cole's spring debut: 'A good step forward'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/4/2015) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday that pitcher Gerrit Cole "did fine" in his spring debut, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

"He probably threw more pitches than he wanted to in the first inning," Hurdle said. "But he didn't back off and kept the damage to a minimum. He had some good angle to his breaking balls and used his two-seamer well. A good step forward."

Cole, who surrendered one earned run on one hit and one walk while striking out three in two innings Wednesday, said he wasn't worried about the outcome but wanted to get on the same page with new catcher Francisco Cervelli.

"I told (Cervelli) I wasn't going to shake him off," Cole said. "I was just going to see how he wanted to do my stuff so he could get a feel for how he wants to call the game. I think it'll be that way for probably awhile. He'll get some information. I'll get some information, and then we'll probably sit down (to talk)."


Gerrit Cole strikes out 12 in Pirates loss Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole didn't factor into the decision Sunday, giving up one earned run on four hits in seven innings while striking out 12, but the Pirates fell 4-1 to the Reds to lose a chance at taking the NL Central title.

Cole did everything he needed to put the Pirates within a half-game of the Cardinals, but the bullpen betrayed the starter after he left the game with the score tied 1-1. The Pirates will face the Giants in the Wild Card game. Cole ends the regular season with a 3.65 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 138:40 K:BB ratio in 138 innings.


Gerrit Cole strikes out eight in win vs. Braves


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/23/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole earned a win Tuesday, giving up two earned runs on four hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out eight in his team's 3-2 victory over the Braves.

Cole (11-5) has racked up four straight wins, striking out 29 batters and walking only three while posting quality starts each time during that stretch. The win Tuesday clinches a playoff spot for the second straight season. Cole owns a 3.78 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 126:40 K:BB ratio in 131 innings. He's slated to face the Reds in Sunday's season finale.


Gerrit Cole wins third straight start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole turned in a solid outing in a win over the Red Sox Thursday night, improving to 10-5 on the year. He allowed two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out seven over seven innings of a 3-2 victory.

Cole has won each of his last three starts. Over that 19-inning stretch, he has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 3.85 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 20 starts (124 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at Atlanta.

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.