Gerrit Cole RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gerrit Cole set to begin throwing program

    Hardball Talk "During the Pirates’ FanFest on Saturday, right-hander Gerrit Cole announced that he is back up to full health after being shut down with elbow inflammation in September. Per Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Cole said he’ll start a throwing program on Monday as he works on..." December 11

  • Injury-prone season could have long-term effect on Cole contract extension talks

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "This past season got off to a sour start for Gerrit Cole before the Pirates right-hander even pitched in his first game. An offseason rib injury set Cole back almost two weeks at the start of spring training. As he worked his way back, Cole got into a public spat with management over his..." October 09

  • Pirates Shut Down Gerrit Cole For Remainder Of Year

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates have shut down star right-hander Gerrit Cole for the rest of the season, as Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review first suggested on Twitter. It does not seem as if there is any concern about a significant injury, with the team likely deciding that it isn’t worth continuing..." September 13

  • Cole slated to return to Pirates rotation next week

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Right-hander Gerrit Cole returned to the pitcher’s mound Saturday for the first time since his most recent start Aug. 24 against the Houston Astros, throwing 30 fastballs in a side session with pitching coach Ray Searage and catcher Chris Stewart in the Pirates bullpen at PNC Park. “It went..." September 04

  • Gerrit Cole Placed On DL Due To Elbow Inflammation

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Pirates announced that ace Gerrit Cole has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 25, with “posterior inflammation of the right elbow.” Left-hander Steven Brault is up from Triple-A Indianapolis and will assume Cole’s spot in the rotation against the Cubs tonight. This will..." August 29

  • Pirates ace Gerrit Cole reportedly heading for tests on sore elbow

    CBS Sports "Coming into Saturday, the Pirates sit only 2 1/2 games back of he NL Central rival Cardinals for the second wild-card spot. Pittsburgh has won three of their last four games and seem to be heading into the right direction. At least until now. Ace right-hander Gerrit Cole will reportedly miss..." August 28

  • Cole having elbow examined in L.A.

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole will leave the team Sunday and fly to Los Angeles to have his sore right elbow examined by a specialist, sources told the Tribune-Review. Cole will be examined by orthopedic surgeon Neal ElAttrache, who also is the Los Angeles Dodgers' head physician. An MRI..." August 28

  • Gerrit Cole To Miss Start, Have Elbow Examined

    MLB Trade Rumors "Pirates ace Gerrit Cole will miss his next start Monday against the Cubs and will instead travel to Los Angeles to have his a specialist examine his sore elbow, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writes (all Twitter links). The Bucs are not currently concerned about the possibility..." August 27

  • Gerrit Cole ponders reasons for recent slump

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "This melancholy month of August has faded right-hander Gerrit Cole‘s showroom sheen. The day after allowing five runs in five innings, his fourth consecutive shaky start, Cole paused before attempting to pinpoint what has gone wrong. After a beat, he said, “It’s been an interesting year.” Once..." August 26

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