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Pirates Reportedly Want Gleyber Torres in Possible Gerrit Cole Trade with Yankees

Negotiations between the Pirates and Yankees continue in a possible Gerrit Cole trade. Photo Credit: David Hague
Pirates Reportedly Want Gleyber Torres in Possible Gerrit Cole Trade with Yankees
John Dreker

On Saturday afternoon, Jon Heyman tweeted out some new information regarding the possible trade between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Yankees, which would involve Gerrit Cole as the centerpiece. He said that the Pirates asked for infielder Gleyber Torres in the deal, but he doesn't believe that the Yankees would give him up.

https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/942092188942561280

Torres is considered the top prospect for the Yankees and the second best prospect in baseball, trailing only Shohei Ohtani. Torres was likely going to make the majors at some point in 2017, but Tommy John surgery shut him down in mid-June. TJ surgery for position players has a shorter recovery time than pitchers, so he should be ready to go once the season starts. He has mainly been a shortstop during...

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John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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