Gerrit Cole RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Cole regains form with 'complete package' of pitches

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "For the first time this season, Gerrit Cole looked like himself. On Thursday, Cole threw six scoreless innings as the Pirates crushed the San Diego Padres, 11-1. The right-hander scattered four singles and struck out seven to post his first victory in three outings. “It's what one of the..." April 23

  • Pirates' Cole throws 37 pitches, nears return to spring-training rotation

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Right-hander Gerrit Cole is nearing a return to the Pirates spring-training rotation. He threw 37 pitches Monday between an inning of live batting practice and an inning of a simulated game. "It went well," said Cole, who has been slowed by a ribcage injury. "This is the next step in the..." March 07

  • Pirates' Gerrit Cole grudgingly accepts 2016 contract

    Fox Sports "Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole on Monday agreed to a one-year deal worth $541,000 in base salary --€” the same amount he earned last year which included an All-Star bonus, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole had little choice other than to sign the deal. He..." March 01

  • Pirates GM on Cole's salary offer: 'We made a mistake in the process'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Bruised feelings between the Pirates and pitcher Gerrit Cole are the result of a gaffe the team made when it computed his initial salary figure, general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday. Huntington admitted a $10,000 bonus Cole earned for making the All-Star team was not included, which led..." February 28

  • Pirates, Gerrit Cole Haven’t Talked Multi-Year Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "Over the weekend, Bucs ace Gerrit Cole made it known that he was unhappy about having his salary renewed for $541K. As it turns out, the Pirates haven’t talked to him about a more significant raise, either. The Pirates have not approached Cole about a multi-year extension, either in this year or..." February 28

  • Cole upset at Pirates over salary

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Gerrit Cole is the emerging star of the Pirates' starting rotation. As the team set his salary for 2016, however, Cole feels he was treated like a second-class player. On Saturday, Cole grudgingly signed a deal for $541,000 in base salary. That's the same amount he made last year — $531,000..." February 28

  • Pirates' Gerrit Cole: Suffering from right rib inflammation

    CBS Sports Fantasy News " Gerrit Cole has been dealing with right rib inflammation and is limited to throwing on flat ground for now, Adam Berry of reports." February 19

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    Bill Brink @BrinkPG

    No surprise, but Hurdle announced Cole will start the wild-card game.

  • Pirates to skip Gerrit Cole's next start with eye on stretch run, playoffs

    Sporting News "Less than a month before the National League Wild Card Game, the Pirates are getting their pitching in order. Manager Clint Hurdle announced Monday (via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) that ace right-hander Gerrit Cole will skip his next scheduled start to not only give him a rest but also set up..." September 08

  • Pirates' Cole went from prospect to project to MLB ace

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Days after agreeing to a club-record $8 million signing bonus in August 2011, Gerrit Cole traveled to Bradenton, Fla., and entered Jim Benedict's sliver of an office in the Pirate City complex. Benedict, the organizational pitching guru, and Cole watched video of the No. 1 overall pick at UCLA...." August 16

  • Super-agent Boras says Pirates will have opportunity to re-sign Alvarez, Cole

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Scott Boras stood on the crushed brick track behind home plate at PNC Park prior to Tuesday's game and marveled at the view. A former minor league teammate of Pirates first base coach Nick Leyva, the super agent said he would love to play at the Pirates' home — if he were still playing. The..." April 22

  • Gerrit Cole takes over for ailing Morton

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "According to manager Clint Hurdle, Charlie Morton has felt pain in his right hip for months. On Sunday, the Pirates took action, disabling the right-hander after the hip pain influenced Morton's production and simultaneously creating an opening in the rotation for Gerrit Cole. The Pirates put..." August 18

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    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    Gerrit Cole will make another rehab start. Clint Hurdle believes he could be activated after that appearance, though it's not a lock

  • Gerrit Cole will be scheduled for a third rehab start

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Gerrit Cole will make a third rehabilitation start with Class AAA Indianapolis on an undetermined date, manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday. Cole will throw a bullpen session today, then a date will be set for a third rehabilitation start. In his second rehabilitation outing Tuesday, Cole..." August 07

  • Gerrit Cole throws five shutout innings in rehab start

    Hardball Talk "On the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole tossed five shutout innings Monday in a minor-league rehab start at Triple-A. He allowed five hits, striking out seven and walking three while throwing 81 pitches. That suggests he might be ready to come off the..." July 29

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    It's official: Cole activated, Cumpton to Indy. #pirates

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    Rob Biertempfel @BiertempfelTrib

    #Pirates Hurdle confirms Gerrit Cole will come off DL and start Saturday v #Mets. No word yet on fallout for rest of rotation.

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    Travis Sawchik @Sawchik_Trib

    Clint Hurdle didn't name a Game 2 starter today but the indications are it will be Gerrit Cole. Cole threw a bullpen after last night's win

  • No reason to doubt Cole in a playoff situation

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "What a year it has been for rookie pitchers in the National League. Miami's Jose Fernandez was shut down last week to protect his prized right arm but not before he made an impeccable case as the best of the bunch. Atlanta's Julio Teheran the Los Angeles Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu and St. Louis' Shelby..." September 15

  • Cole leads Pirates to 6-2 win over Diamondbacks

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pirates rookie pitcher Gerrit Cole had won his first four starts but hit a few snags in the past month as he had won just once in his last seven starts leading up to Friday's game against the Diamondbacks. Cole who got a few extra days rest after his last start rediscovered his winning ways as..." August 17

  • Cole pitches, hits Pirates to 5-1 victory over Nationals

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Gerrit Cole got back to his winning ways Tuesday night. And he did so in dominant fashion. Cole allowed just two hits over seven innings as he paced the Pirates to a 5-1 victory against the Nationals at Nationals Park. After winning his first four career starts, Cole lost three in a row heading..." July 24

  • Gerrit Cole Hits 100mph Eight Times Against LA Angels

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Only once Friday night did Gerrit Cole let his eyes wander to the Angel Stadium scoreboard in left-center field to see a 100-mph reading on the radar gun. He was too focused to keep track of the other seven times. Cole hit 100 mph or higher eight times Friday night, a remarkable feat for a..." June 24

  • Top prospect Gerrit Cole lives up to billing in stellar debut

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The cheers when Gerrit Cole toed the mound at PNC Park Tuesday night seemed appropriate. The fans likely didn't expect to serenade Cole again as he stood on first base, triumphantly flashing a 'Z' toward the Pirates dugout. But Cole's wowing of his audience became a theme for the night. Cole was..." June 12

  • Welcome to the show: Inside Cole's debut

    ESPN "The Pittsburgh Pirates will unleash one of baseball's most promising prospects as former No. 1 pick Gerrit Cole takes the mound on Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Here's a look at some of the key stats to know about tonight's matchup. The History Cole is the third pitcher..." June 11

  • Pirates coaches still learning about Cole

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Pirates' coaching staff is familiar with pitcher Gerrit Cole after working with him in spring training. But with Cole set to make his big league debut Tuesday, there still are things the coaches need to learn. “The foundation is in place. We'll see where it goes,” manager Clint Hurdle said...." June 10

  • Indianapolis coaches believe Gerrit Cole is ready to help Pirates

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Gerrit Cole suddenly perked up and leaned forward on the couch in the Indianapolis Indians clubhouse. Something had caught his eye. Cole laughed and stood up. "What are you laughing about?" asked Indians coach Dean Treanor. Cole pointed to the ticker at the bottom of the TV screen, where..." June 10

  • Pirates announce top pitching prospect Cole will make MLB debut Tuesday

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Pirates' top prospect Gerrit Cole will make his major league debut Tuesday at PNC Park against the San Francisco Giants, the team officially announced this afternoon. Cole will face two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, and the defending World Series champions at 7:05 p.m. The Pirates are..." June 08

  • Gerrit Cole's 100 mph fastball: Catch it if you can

    Indianapolis Star "One hundred mph. Those three digits on a ballpark scoreboard radar gun reading capture what attracts people to sports. Raw power. The human body being pushed to its limits. Even a little danger. “There was a guy I was with in Cleveland named Rudy Seanez,” Indianapolis Indians manager Dean..." May 04

  • Gerrit Cole move sound financially for Pirates

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Washington Nationals pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg didn't start the 2010 season with the big club, making his major league debut June 8. Perhaps you remember the night. Strasburg struck out 14 Pirates and allowed four hits and two runs in seven innings in a 5-2 win. Nationals Park was..." May 04

  • On Jameson Taillon, Gerrit Cole and developing prospects: (Moderately) slow and steady (usually) wins the race

    Bucs Dugout "March is my least favorite month for baseball blogging. There's almost no actual news, but all kinds of faux-news, things like spring training games and spring training cuts and so-and-so being in The Best Shape Of His Life. We can (and do) argue about the back end of the roster, but in the end,..." March 15

  • Cole finds groove in fourth outing with Pirates

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Gerrit Cole made his fourth appearance of the spring Sunday, but this start marked the first time starting catcher Russell Martin was behind the plate. Asked what it was like, the Pirates' top pitching prospect answered, "It was good. Hopefully I can work with him a lot more." That won't happen..." March 11

  • Pirates' run on Cole power

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It took Spain's World Baseball Classic team until the third inning to put a ball in play Tuesday against Gerrit Cole. By then, Cole had struck out six consecutive batters. Cole made his third appearance of the spring, but he has pitched just once in an official Grapefruit League game. He..." March 06

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