Found June 07, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
In the spirit of this weekend's MLB Draft, it looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates will be calling on one of the top picks from the last couple years to aid their current need for pitching. Gerrit Cole, the #1 overall pick from the 2011 draft, will reportedly make his debut for the Bucs next week. The Pirates have suffered some injuries to their starting rotation recently. With James McDonald and Jeanmar Gomez already on the disabled list, Wandy Rodriguez left a recent start because of forearm tightness. Given that he had called the trainer out to the mound, after throwing only 14 pitches, this is something that could end up being pretty serious. Enter Gerrit Cole. The speculation over when the super prospect could make his debut has been swirling since the season began. With Rodriguez going down, all indications are that Cole could be ready to go on the bump for the Pirates on Tuesday, when Pittsburgh opens up a series with the San Francisco Giants. Cole has been terrific in...
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