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Gerrit Cole goes back on the disabled list with strained lat

Clint Hurdle was evasive before last night’s game about Gerrit Cole’s status on Wednesday, and now we know why: Cole’s bullpen session didn’t go well and he’s headed back to the disabled list with his strained lat. There’s still not a whole lot else to go on here: the comments from both Hurdle and Cole made it sound like this is a short-term injury (it could be: Cole’s...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole returns to DL

Although we just heard that Pirates starter Gerrit Cole's recovery was progressing well, after a rocky bullpen session the team reversed course last night, placing the young righty back on the DL with a sore back, according to Rob Biertempfel of Cole missed almost all of June with shoulder fatigue, returning June 28 only to get shellacked by the Mets, and then was...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole, Francisco Liriano

Pittsburgh Pirates (47-41) pitchers Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano are both progressing well from their injuries.  Right-handed pitch Cole left the game on Friday after the fifth inning with right lat soreness.  The 23-year-old pitcher and his manager, Clint Hurdle, both said the injury was not serious but they were being cautious, according to Stephen Pianovich of
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole exits with sore lat

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—...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates rumors: A.J. Burnett edition

A.J. BurnettWith the trade deadline approaching, it seems A.J. Burnett could once again find himself in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. Fans may remember that Burnett turned down a one-year 13 million dollar contract to go play for the Philadelphia Phillies this spring. With July days away, the Pirates are once again in the hunt for October while the Phillies sit at the bottom of the...
11 days ago  |  1 Comment

First: Gerrit Cole, Then: Edinson Volquez

I missed Gerrit Cole’s return from the disabled list yesterday, but obviously after seeing his box score in the afternoon the first thing I did when I got home last night was to open up his Brooks Baseball page and check out his velocity chart. Seeing his fastball top out at 99 and average 96 was a bit of a relief. His velocity dropped a bit around the 50th pitch, but if you check...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates stud Gerrit Cole is ready to pitch

Pittsburgh Pirates flamethrower Gerrit Cole will return this weekend to face the New York Mets at PNC Park. The 23-year-old Cole (6-3, 3.64 ERA), who went six solid innings in Tuesday’s simulated outing, has been on the disabled list since experiencing shoulder fatigue on June 8. Using a fastball, slider and changeup, Cole has incredible stuff and is nearly untouchable when operating...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates place RHP Gerrit Cole on DL with shoulder fatigue

One day after announcing that right-hander Gerrit Cole would miss his next scheduled start, the Pirates placed the hard-throwing 23-year-old on the disabled list with shoulder fatigue. The move was made retroactive to June 4. This season, Cole, one of the hardest throwers in all of baseball, has pitched to a 3.64 ERA (97 ERA+) and 2.76 K/BB ratio in 12 starts. Last season, Cole...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole to miss Monday’s start, DL possible

- This is pretty terrifying news: Gerrit Cole will miss next start with shoulder fatigue. Candidate for DL — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 7, 2014 Hurdle declined to go into more specifics like if Cole had MRI. Describing injury as ‘fatigue’. Locke will start Sunday. Morton on Monday — Travis Sawchik (@Sawchik_Trib) June 7, 2014 Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Cole...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

A few more thoughts on Cole Tucker and the Pirates’ draft strategy

I mentioned this briefly last night, but the more I sit back and think about this, the more I think that the driving force behind the Pirates’ selection of Cole Tucker was his age. Tucker won’t be 18 for another month, which really does make him almost a full year younger than a bunch of the high school seniors in the draft. It seems particularly rare for me in this day and age...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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