Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:04:58 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated SP Gerrit Cole (lat) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned 3B Brent Morel to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Fantasy Tip: Cole will rejoin the starting rotation and should return to all starting lineups in fantasy leagues.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:43:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) will start against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Aug. 20. He is taking the place of injured SP Charlie Morton (hip) in the rotation.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 13:24:04 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) will make his next start with the Pirates next week.
Fantasy Tip: Activate Cole in your lineups next week.
Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:41:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) pitched seven scoreless innings while striking out three batters during a rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, Aug. 15. Cole threw 92 pitches during the outing.
Fantasy Tip: Cole likely will rejoin the starting rotation at some point next week and should be added to all fantasy starting lineups.
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:28:57 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) could return to the team after his rehab start Saturday, Aug. 16, but the team has not made any decisions at this point. The team would like Cole to pitch seven innings and throw 90 pitches in his rehab start.
Fantasy Tip: It appears Cole will be making his final rehab start this weekend. Owners should get Cole back in their starting lineup when he comes off the disabled list.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:38:22 -0700
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) will start Saturday, Aug. 16, for Triple-A Indianapolis. The team wants Cole to get closer to seven innings and 90 pitches.
Fantasy Tip: Expect Cole to be recalled if he reaches those benchmarks. The team is clearly being cautious with him, and making sure he is stretched out properly before he returns.
Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:24:48 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) will make another rehab start. Manager Clint Hurdle is optimistic Cole could be activated after that appearance.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, there are no guarantees Cole will be activated after his next start. He had an excellent outing his last time out, so be ready to get him in your lineups when he is officially activated.
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 06:34:09 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) allowed one hit in six shutout innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis over the weekend. He struck out three with no walks and threw 73 pitches.
Fantasy Tip: He shouldn't need another rehab start and could be activated this week. Get him in your lineups.
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:12:32 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) will make his next rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday, Aug. 10. It's unknown what his pitch/inning count will be.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:01:58 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) allowed five runs and 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings for Triple-A Indianapolis in his second rehab outing Wednesday, Aug. 6. "We wanted him to repeat his delivery and maintain arm slot," manager Clint Hurdle said. "The challenge that can come with that is a young man who is out there competing and doesn't want to give up runs. We told him the bigger picture this time is not to be reactionary to what results we might get." Cole will throw a bullpen Thursday, Aug. 7, but his next step has yet to be decided.
Fantasy Tip: Cole's rehab results are secondary to his health and mechanics. It sounds as if the Bucs want Cole to make at least one more rehab start to build some more arm strength. He should still be owned in all leagues.