Gerrit Cole RUMORS & NEWS

  • Injury-prone season could have long-term effect on Cole contract extension talks

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "This past season got off to a sour start for Gerrit Cole before the Pirates right-hander even pitched in his first game. An offseason rib injury set Cole back almost two weeks at the start of spring training. As he worked his way back, Cole got into a public spat with management over his..." October 09

  • Pirates Shut Down Gerrit Cole For Remainder Of Year

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have shut down star right-hander Gerrit Cole for the rest of the season, as Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first suggested on Twitter. It does not seem as if there is any concern about a significant injury, with the team likely deciding that it isn’t worth continuing..." September 13

  • Cole slated to return to Pirates rotation next week

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Right-hander Gerrit Cole returned to the pitcher’s mound Saturday for the first time since his most recent start Aug. 24 against the Houston Astros, throwing 30 fastballs in a side session with pitching coach Ray Searage and catcher Chris Stewart in the Pirates bullpen at PNC Park. “It went..." September 04

  • Gerrit Cole Placed On DL Due To Elbow Inflammation

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates announced that ace Gerrit Cole has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 25, with “posterior inflammation of the right elbow.” Left-hander Steven Brault is up from Triple-A Indianapolis and will assume Cole’s spot in the rotation against the Cubs tonight. This will..." August 29

  • Pirates ace Gerrit Cole reportedly heading for tests on sore elbow

    CBS Sports "Coming into Saturday, the Pirates sit only 2 1/2 games back of he NL Central rival Cardinals for the second wild-card spot. Pittsburgh has won three of their last four games and seem to be heading into the right direction. At least until now. Ace right-hander Gerrit Cole will reportedly miss..." August 28

  • Cole having elbow examined in L.A.

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will leave the team Sunday and fly to Los Angeles to have his sore right elbow examined by a specialist, sources told the Tribune-Review. Cole will be examined by orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache, who also is the Los Angeles Dodgers' head physician. An MRI..." August 28

  • Gerrit Cole To Miss Start, Have Elbow Examined

    MLB Trade Rumors "Pirates ace Gerrit Cole will miss his next start Monday against the Cubs and will instead travel to Los Angeles to have his a specialist examine his sore elbow, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes (all Twitter links). The Bucs are not currently concerned about the possibility..." August 27

  • Gerrit Cole ponders reasons for recent slump

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "This melancholy month of August has faded right-hander Gerrit Cole‘s showroom sheen. The day after allowing five runs in five innings, his fourth consecutive shaky start, Cole paused before attempting to pinpoint what has gone wrong. After a beat, he said, “It’s been an interesting year.” Once..." August 26

  • Gerrit Cole of Pittsburgh Pirates activated from disabled list, will start Saturday against Washington Nationals

    Today's Knuckleball "The Pirates will get their ace back for Saturday’s matchup against the Washington Nationals, as Pittsburgh Tribune Pirates beat writer Rob Biertempfel is reporting that Gerrit Cole has been activated from the 15-day disabled list." July 16

  • Pirates' Gerrit Cole: Scheduled to return Saturday

    CBS Sports "Cole (triceps) is scheduled to return from the DL to start the Pirates' second game after the All-Star break on Saturday in Washington, Adam Berry of reports. Following a pair of rehab starts at Triple-A Indianapolis in which he struck out 12 and delivered eight scoreless frames, Cole..." July 14

  • Cervelli, Cole, Vogelsong set for simulated game

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The simulated game the Pirates are planning at Coliseum on Friday afternoon might be nearly as important as their series opener later that evening against the Athletics. The simulated game is an important rehab step for three injured Pirates: starting catcher Francisco Cervelli (left..." June 30

  • Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole ‘pipe dreams’ to be traded

    Today's Knuckleball "In an effort to improve their starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox made calls on young stars Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole, but they were given an answer that the teams will give everyone: No. One GM called Fernandez or Cole being traded ‘pipe dreams’. The Marlins have no intention of..." June 23

  • Pirates ace Cole headed to DL; Taillon expected to start against Mets

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "After five days in the minors, Jameson Taillon is coming back. The 24-year-old right-hander, the Pirates’ No. 4 prospect according to Baseball America, is expected to return to the rotation tonight when he takes the mound against the New York Mets. He will temporarily replace Gerrit Cole, who..." June 14

  • Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Francisco Cervelli leave game because of injuries

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Both starter Gerrit Cole and catcher Francisco Cervelli left tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals because of apparent, yet undisclosed, injuries. Cole hit Aledmys Diaz, the second batter of the game. He then walked Matt Holliday. After that, though, he struck out Matt Adams and got..." June 11

  • Albert Pujols gave Gerrit Cole a ‘stern lecture’

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole caught an earful from Albert Pujols during Sunday’s game, but the Los Angeles Angels slugger would not say what it was about after his team’s 5-4 win. As Alden Gonzalez of notes, Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun worked a full count in the sixth..." June 06

  • Gerrit Cole says he doesn't think Cubs are best team in baseball

    Sporting News "Gerrit Cole turned in his best performance of the season Sunday to help the Pirates beat the Cubs 2-1 in Chicago to avoid a sweep. Most of the attention was on Cubs starter Jon Lester after he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. But Lester ran into trouble in that inning and Cole..." May 16

  • McCutchen, Cole don't need to be Pirates for life

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The contract extension signed by Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg is absolutely ridiculous. The extension, which is expected to be announced today, is for seven years and $174 million, and there is an opportunity for him to earn another $14 million with various incentives. Strasburg, when..." May 11

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