Gerrit Cole News Archive
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.
Cole (oblique) is "feeling good," and will throw a side session Monday, which will be his "final test," Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
Cole, who went five innings without allowing a run, picked up a win despite leaving Friday's game after those five innings with right lat soreness.
Cole (6-4) got knocked around by the Mets Saturday in his first start back from the disabled list. He gave up five runs, seven hits, three walks, and struck out four over just four innings of work.
Cole (shoulder) was officially activated and will start Saturday against the Mets, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.