CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Right-hander Gerrit Cole was reassigned to Minor League camp this morning. The 21-year-old, who was the first overall pick by Pittsburgh in the 2011 draft, had a non-roster invite to big league camp in his first spring training.
"I knew it was coming in the next couple of days," Cole said. "It was expected. It’s good to get down here [to minor-league camp] and get on a better regimented schedule."
Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington said the reason on why he was the first Bucco to be cut from camp was about innings.
"Really it’s about innings and getting a young man stretched out for a minor league season," Huntington said. "We’re just out of innings for him. We’ve got these other guys who are in a legitimate competition to make the club. We’re trying to we...
This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribers get access to all of our daily articles on the Pirates and their minor league system, with live coverage throughout the system on a daily basis. Our lowest rates are $2.22 per month under our Top Prospect Plan, which also gets you a FREE copy of the 2016 Prospect Guide. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail email@example.com.