Originally written on Sports Injury Alert  |  Last updated 12/20/14
Pittsburgh Pirates right-handed starter Gerrit Cole left tonight's game against the Philadelphia Phillies after the fifth inning with right lat soreness, having thrown only 80 pitches and allowed one hit and one walk, and with his team leading 6-0.Pirates starter Gerrit Cole was removed because he has right lat (shoulder) soreness. Will be re-evaluated tomorrow. #Phillies— Martin Frank (@Mfranknfl) July 4, 2014  Cole is 6-4 with a 4.02 ERA in 13 starts. He was on the DL from June 4-28 with shoulder fatigue.Cole's replacement, Stolmy Pimentel, immediately walked two and gave up an RBI single. Manager Clint Hurdle hastily summoned Jared Hughes, who induced a double play and struck out Cody Asche to put out the fire.#495484061 / gettyimages.comThe No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Cole made his debut June 11, 2013. In his rookie year he went 10-7 with a 3.22 ERA (111 ERA+), striking out 100 in 117 innings pitched. In the postseason, Cole started Game 2 (win) and Game 5 (loss) of th...

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