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Pirates trade pitcher Gerrit Cole to Astros

Pirates trade pitcher Gerrit Cole to Astros

The Houston Astros have agreed to a deal for Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

It was reported early Wednesday by Major League Baseball that a trade had been consummated between the two clubs, but Astros GM Jeff Luhnow denied the report, saying no trade was "imminent".

McCullers is saying the deal "is over" and official and he's pumped to have Cole aboard.

The Astros would hope that Cole bounces back to his form from 2013-2016 when he had a 3.23 ERA over 579 1/3 innings of work.




The Yankees were also rumored to be in on Cole, but ultimately came second in the sweepstakes for the 27-year-old. Cole is coming off a rough season in which he surrendered a career-high 31 homers.

Cole turned heads in 2015 when he made the All-Star Game and posted sparkling numbers. He struck out 103 while allowing only two home runs in 90 innings against the Cubs.

The Pirates aren't realistic World Series contenders this year, so any return pieces will help restock the organization as it builds toward the future.

The defending World Series champion Houston Astros have clearly stated this winter that they're looking for a front-line starting pitcher.


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