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Pirates ace Cole hoping for healthier, more productive 2017

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Two years ago, Gerrit Cole won 19 games and finished fourth in the National League Cy Young voting. After slogging through an injury filled 2016, the Pittsburgh Pirates' ace has set more modest goals for the upcoming season. ''Staying healthy, being able to contribute,'' Cole said. ''Staying disciplined and staying on a routine. Just keep trying to perfect...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole enters camp with clean bill of health

This time last year, Gerrit Cole was recovering from rib inflammation that derailed his preseason program. He provided a more optimistic outlook Monday on the eve of the Pirates' first spring workout for pitchers and catchers.
7 days ago

Staff ace Cole, shortstop Mercer agree to deals with Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates reached one-year deals with ace Gerrit Cole and shortstop Jordy Mercer on Friday but will head to arbitration with closer Tony Watson. Cole will make $3.75 million this season, a significant bump over the $541,000 he earned in 2016. The former No. 1 pick went 7-10 with a 3.88 ERA in 2016 and struggled to stay healthy. He will be called on...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole shut down for season by Pirates

Cole World has now indeed become The Sideline Story. Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced on Tuesday that the team is shutting down right-hander Gerrit Cole for the remainder of the season, per Adam Berry of Pirates are shutting down Gerrit Cole for the rest of the season, GM Neal Huntington says. — Adam Berry (@adamdberry) September 13, 2016...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates place Gerrit Cole on 15-day DL

It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They’re 3-7 over their last 10 games, sit 11.5 games behind the National League Central leading Chicago Cubs, and have been passed by the St. Louis Cardinals for second. Now, star pitcher Gerrit Cole is going on the disabled list. The Pirates also intend to place RHP Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with...
Via Sportsnaut
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Albert Pujols gave Gerrit Cole a ‘stern lecture’

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 inning before lining out to first. For whatever reason, Cole stared Calhoun down after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates' Gerrit Cole asked to calm down at Pens-Caps game

The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a fourth-straight game at home to the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs on Wednesday afternoon. Following the four-game sweep at home, members of the Pirates may have been ready to do something to take their mind off the sting of losing. What better way to do that than by taking in a postseason hockey game? Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole did just that as...
Via The Comeback
May 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole faces the Rockies

Gerrit Cole’s strong start against the Padres last week avoided a sweep in Petco Park and kick-started a solid turn of the rotation for the Pirates, with four wins in five games. Cole’s been solid ever since his rough first inning against the Reds in his first start. After Locke focused entirely on fastballs and changeups last night, I’m sort of interested to see how Cole approaches...
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole has hat knocked off by line drive (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole came no more than an inch away from a serious injury — and possibly worse — on Thursday afternoon when a line drive nearly hit him square in the face. It was Cole’s counterpart, Detroit Tigers pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who ripped the ball back up the middle. How close did it come to nailing Cole? It knocked his hat right off his head...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole, Minus His Fastball

It’s tough to get an athlete to say much of substance in a postgame press conference. Without the benefit of a personal, one-on-one setting, and without much time for the player to gather his thoughts and reflect on his personal performance, more often than not a reporter simply could pick the cliché responses they’re most likely to hear out of a hat and arrive at a close approximation...
Via Fangraphs
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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