Pirates Notebook: Colentine’s Day? Colearoo? Coleapalooza?

Whatever you want to call it, today is the day many Pirates fans have looked to for two years — the day Gerrit Cole makes his big league debut. Cole, of course, was the No. 1 overall selection in 2011 out of UCLA and thanks to a combination of stuff and need will take the mound for Pittsburgh this evening to face the visiting San Francisco Giants. It will be the first time a pitcher taken with top selection in the draft has made...

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Prospect Watch: Castro Pitches Gem, Morton Solid In Last Rehab Start

Top Pitcher: Orlando Castro, Top Hitter: Willy Garcia, Home Runs: Willy Garcia, Carlos Mesa

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Minor League Schedule: One Last Rehab Start For Morton

6/8/13 Starters: Charlie Morton, Casey Sadler, Robby Rowland, Orlando Castro

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Gerrit Cole Could Make Major League Debut on Tuesday

Pirates’ top pitching prospect Gerrit Cole could start Tuesday night at PNC Park, according to the beat writers for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Cole started the year as the No. 7 overall prospect in the minor leagues, according to Baseball America. In his first full season for Triple-A Indianapolis, Cole has posted a 2.91 ERA, 47 strikeouts and 28 walks in 68 innings. In each of his last two...

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Wandy Rodriguez Does Not Expect to Go on Disabled List

Pirates left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez told Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he has inflammation in his left arm and not a more serious injury. Wandy Rodriguez said he will likely avoid a trip to the disabled list. Said tests revealed inflammation. Will throw this morning. #Pirates — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) June 7, 2013 Rodriguez left his start Thursday in the 1st inning with forearm tightness,...

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