Gerrit Cole News Archive
Cole (lat) is scheduled to throw 50-60 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports.
Cole (back) completed a side session without incident Sunday. The Pirates will wait until Monday to see how the righty feels before deciding upon his next step, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Cole (back) threw 30 pitches off a mound Wednesday and said it went well, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. "I'm not grinding through anything," Cole said. "I got no pain, so it's good."
Cole (lat strain) will throw a 20-25 fastballs and change ups in a side session Thursday before deciding what to do next, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.
Cole (lat strain) will not be ready to return to the Pirates' rotation when he's first eligible to be activated July 20, Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Cole (lat strain) made a few throws from flat ground during Thursday's pre-game warmups, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reports.
Cole's average fastball velocity dipped to 94.7 mph in his most recent start before being placed on the DL for a lat strain, a drop from 96.1 mph in 2013.
The Pirates will take it slower with Cole's recovery from the tight lat muscle than they did with the shoulder fatigue that forced him onto the DL in June, MLB.com reports.
Cole (lat) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, and he will be replaced in the starting rotation by Brandon Cumpton, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
Cole (lat muscle) could miss his start Wednesday. "I've got nothing for you on that," said Cole, when asked by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel about whether he's in line for Wednesday's start.