Gerrit Cole RUMORS & NEWS

  • Gerrit Cole of Pittsburgh Pirates activated from disabled list, will start Saturday against Washington Nationals

    Today's Knuckleball "The Pirates will get their ace back for Saturday’s matchup against the Washington Nationals, as Pittsburgh Tribune Pirates beat writer Rob Biertempfel is reporting that Gerrit Cole has been activated from the 15-day disabled list." July 16

  • Pirates' Gerrit Cole: Scheduled to return Saturday

    CBS Sports "Cole (triceps) is scheduled to return from the DL to start the Pirates' second game after the All-Star break on Saturday in Washington, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports. Following a pair of rehab starts at Triple-A Indianapolis in which he struck out 12 and delivered eight scoreless frames, Cole..." July 14

  • Cervelli, Cole, Vogelsong set for simulated game

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The simulated game the Pirates are planning at O.co Coliseum on Friday afternoon might be nearly as important as their series opener later that evening against the Athletics. The simulated game is an important rehab step for three injured Pirates: starting catcher Francisco Cervelli (left..." June 30

  • Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole ‘pipe dreams’ to be traded

    Today's Knuckleball "In an effort to improve their starting rotation, the Boston Red Sox made calls on young stars Jose Fernandez and Gerrit Cole, but they were given an answer that the teams will give everyone: No. One GM called Fernandez or Cole being traded ‘pipe dreams’. The Marlins have no intention of..." June 23

  • Pirates ace Cole headed to DL; Taillon expected to start against Mets

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "After five days in the minors, Jameson Taillon is coming back. The 24-year-old right-hander, the Pirates’ No. 4 prospect according to Baseball America, is expected to return to the rotation tonight when he takes the mound against the New York Mets. He will temporarily replace Gerrit Cole, who..." June 14

  • Pirates' Gerrit Cole, Francisco Cervelli leave game because of injuries

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Both starter Gerrit Cole and catcher Francisco Cervelli left tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals because of apparent, yet undisclosed, injuries. Cole hit Aledmys Diaz, the second batter of the game. He then walked Matt Holliday. After that, though, he struck out Matt Adams and got..." June 11

  • Albert Pujols gave Gerrit Cole a ‘stern lecture’

    Larry Brown Sports "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 MLB.com notes, Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun worked a full count in the sixth..." June 06

  • Gerrit Cole says he doesn't think Cubs are best team in baseball

    Sporting News "Gerrit Cole turned in his best performance of the season Sunday to help the Pirates beat the Cubs 2-1 in Chicago to avoid a sweep. Most of the attention was on Cubs starter Jon Lester after he carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. But Lester ran into trouble in that inning and Cole..." May 16

  • McCutchen, Cole don't need to be Pirates for life

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The contract extension signed by Nationals ace Stephen Strasburg is absolutely ridiculous. The extension, which is expected to be announced today, is for seven years and $174 million, and there is an opportunity for him to earn another $14 million with various incentives. Strasburg, when..." May 11

  • Cole regains form with 'complete package' of pitches

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "For the first time this season, Gerrit Cole looked like himself. On Thursday, Cole threw six scoreless innings as the Pirates crushed the San Diego Padres, 11-1. The right-hander scattered four singles and struck out seven to post his first victory in three outings. “It's what one of the..." April 23

  • Pirates' Cole throws 37 pitches, nears return to spring-training rotation

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Right-hander Gerrit Cole is nearing a return to the Pirates spring-training rotation. He threw 37 pitches Monday between an inning of live batting practice and an inning of a simulated game. "It went well," said Cole, who has been slowed by a ribcage injury. "This is the next step in the..." March 07

  • Pirates' Gerrit Cole grudgingly accepts 2016 contract

    Fox Sports "Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole on Monday agreed to a one-year deal worth $541,000 in base salary --€” the same amount he earned last year which included an All-Star bonus, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole had little choice other than to sign the deal. He..." March 01

  • Pirates GM on Cole's salary offer: 'We made a mistake in the process'

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Bruised feelings between the Pirates and pitcher Gerrit Cole are the result of a gaffe the team made when it computed his initial salary figure, general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday. Huntington admitted a $10,000 bonus Cole earned for making the All-Star team was not included, which led..." February 28

  • Pirates, Gerrit Cole Haven’t Talked Multi-Year Extension

    MLB Trade Rumors "Over the weekend, Bucs ace Gerrit Cole made it known that he was unhappy about having his salary renewed for $541K. As it turns out, the Pirates haven’t talked to him about a more significant raise, either. The Pirates have not approached Cole about a multi-year extension, either in this year or..." February 28

  • Cole upset at Pirates over salary

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Gerrit Cole is the emerging star of the Pirates' starting rotation. As the team set his salary for 2016, however, Cole feels he was treated like a second-class player. On Saturday, Cole grudgingly signed a deal for $541,000 in base salary. That's the same amount he made last year — $531,000..." February 28

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