Pittsburgh Pirates
Career W-L
17-11
 
Career ERA
3.42
Name  Gerrit Cole
Born  9/8/1990
Height  6-4
Weight  240
Number  45
Position  SP
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/26/2014 10:16:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole struck out nine batters and gave up two runs on three hits in six innings Tuesday against St. Louis.
Insight: Cole had a no-hitter through 5 2/3 innings. After making just three starts from May 30 to Aug. 19 due to shoulder fatigue and a strained lat, Cole has allowed four runs on eight hits and struck out 15 in 13 innings since he came off the DL.
 
8/20/2014 9:59:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (lat) allowed two runs on five hits and had a 6/4 K/BB over seven innings in his return to the rotation Wednesday against Atlanta.
Insight: From the start of June to tonight, Cole made just three starts and two trips to the disabled list, first due to shoulder fatigue and then a strained lat. He's 7-4 with a 3.69 ERA, a 1.31 WHIP and 84 Ks in 92 2/3 innings.
 
8/20/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (lat) has been activated from the disabled list.
Insight: Since the start of June, Cole has made just three starts and two trips to the disabled list, first due to shoulder fatigue and then a strained lat. He'll start against the Braves Wednesday night after allowing six hits and one walk over 13 scoreless innings his last two rehab starts for Triple-A Indianapolis.
 
8/17/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat tightness) is expected to replace injured Charlie Morton's spot in the rotation and pitch Wednesday, according to Tom Singer of mlb.com
Insight: Cole has pitched 13 scoreless inning at Triple-A Indianapolis. He is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 78 Ks in 85 2/3 IP for the Pirates, but he has a high upside with his 95-plus mph fastball.
 
8/12/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat tightness) will make another rehab start, according to beat writer Travis Sawchik.
Insight: Cole allowed one hit over six scoreless innings Sunday in his latest rehab start, but the Pirates want him to throw one more. He's 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 78 Ks in 85 2/3 IP, but he has a high upside with his 95-plus mph fastball.
 
8/11/2014 10:22:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat tightness) pitched well in his last rehab start and could return to the Pirates this week.
Insight: Cole only threw 73 pitches for Indianapolis, but went six scoreless innings. He's 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 78 Ks in 85 2/3 IP, but has a high upside with his 95-plus mph fastball.
 
8/5/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat tightness) was rocked in his latest rehab start Tuesday night for Triple-A Indianapolis.
Insight: Cole allowed five runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings against Toledo. He was initially supposed to start Saturday but was scratched in order to work on his mechanics in a bullpen session. He's likely to need another rehab start before returning to the Pirates rotation.
 
8/1/2014 8:52:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) has been scratched from his rehab start on Saturday, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Pirates GM Neal Huntington said Cole was scratched so he could throw another bullpen "to refine some things," but he didn't elaborate on Cole's health, pitching issues or timetable.
 
7/29/2014 11:23:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) threw five scoreless inning in his first rehab start Monday.
Insight: More importantly, he appears to have come out of it healthy. Cole has been on the disabled list twice since June 3, first with shoulder fatigue and lat strain. He should make another start or two in the minors before returning to the bigs.
 
7/11/2014 5:27:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) will not return from the disabled list when he's first eligible on July 20, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Cole has been on the disabled list twice since June 3, first with shoulder fatigue and now with a right lat strain. The team won't rush the recovery process with the former No. 1 overall pick.
 
7/8/2014 12:03:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Insight: The right-hander just returned from shoulder fatigue on June 28 after sitting out more than three weeks and pitched one time. He's a solid 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 85 2/3 innings pitched. We'd like him to walk a few less batters to get him WHIP down to a reasonable level.
 
7/6/2014 10:32:00 AM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole (right lat soreness) is questionable for Wednesday's scheduled start against St. Louis
Insight: The right-hander just returned from shoulder fatigue on June 28 after sitting out more than three weeks. He'll receive treatment and the team will reevaluate him.
 
7/4/2014 7:38:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole left Friday's start due to right lat soreness, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Insight: Cole allowed just one hit and struck out five over five scoreless innings. The right-hander just returned from shoulder fatigue on June 28 after sitting out more than three weeks. He'll receive treatment and the team will reevaluate him Saturday.
 
6/28/2014 8:21:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole took a beating in his return from the disabled list Saturday against the Mets.
Insight: Cole, who was on the DL due to shoulder fatigue, walked three and gave up five runs on seven hits in four innings. He now has a disappointing 4.02 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP this season.
 
6/25/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh right-hander Gerrit Cole will make his return to the starting rotation Saturday against New York. SOURCE: Rob Biertempfel, Pittsburgh Tribune
Insight: He missed a few turns in the rotation because of shoulder fatigue. Jeff Locke (1-1, 3.74 ERA) is likely to lose his spot in the rotation upon Cole's return.
 
6/15/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Gerrit Cole (shoulder) could be back a few days after he's eligible to return from the disabled list, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He's been out with shoulder fatigue.
Insight: Cole last pitched on June 3 and is first eligible to come off the DL on Thursday. "If everything stays the way it is, we could have him back a few days after that," manager Clint Hurdle said.
 
6/9/2014 7:58:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Gerrit Cole (shoulder) played catch Monday, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Insight: Cole was placed on the DL on Sunday with shoulder fatigue. Monday was the first time he's thrown since his start on June 3. The Pirates hope he'll only miss two starts.
 
6/8/2014 3:12:00 PM
Description: Pittsburgh has placed right-hander Gerrit Cole on the 15-day DL.
Insight: He's out with shoulder fatigue. The hope is that Cole (6-3, 3.64 ERA) will only miss a couple of starts. Jeff Locke, an All-Star for the Pirates last season, was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis in the corresponding roster move.
 
6/7/2014 8:20:00 PM
Description: The Pirates may place Gerrit Cole on the disabled list due to shoulder fatigue, according to Tom Singer of mlb.com.
Insight: Cole will miss his scheduled start on Monday against the Cubs. Pittsburgh will push back Charlie Morton from Sunday to Monday and call up Jeff Locke to start Sunday against the Brewers. In Cole's 17 starts in the majors last year, he averaged 91 pitches, but he's thrown 100 pitches per start in 2014 and that may be contributing to his shoulder fatigue.
 
5/7/2014 3:42:00 PM
Description: Pirates starter Gerrit Cole gave up three runs in the first five innings Wednesday against the Giants but finished up his day with three scoreless frames.
Insight: Cole allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out seven in eight innings. The former No. 1 overall pick is 3-2 with a 3.64 ERA, a 1.26 WHIP and 39 strikeouts in 47 innings.