Pirates Add Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel to Active Roster
Sep01

Pirates Add Gerrit Cole, Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel to Active Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled catcher Tony Sanchez, starter Gerrit Cole and activated pitcher Stolmy Pimentel from the disabled list. With rosters expanding today, the Pirates added these three players for their game with the Cardinals, with more likely to come tomorrow after the Indianapolis season ends. The Indians play their last game this afternoon. Sanchez has been hitting well recently, collecting three hits in three of...

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First Pitch: Why the Pirates Optioned Gerrit Cole and Jeff Locke to the Minors
Aug31

First Pitch: Why the Pirates Optioned Gerrit Cole and Jeff Locke to the Minors

Over the last two days, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made a few moves to add some short-term depth, sending down players who have and will continue to be a big part of the 2014 season, all to get a few days of extra depth on the bench. The first move saw the Pirates option Gerrit Cole to Bristol, which allowed them to bring up Andrew Lambo. Then, they optioned Jeff Locke to Indianapolis, bringing up Brent Morel. Both moves probably...

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Pirates Recall Andrew Lambo
Aug29

Pirates Recall Andrew Lambo

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled OF/1B Andrew Lambo and optioned RHP Gerrit Cole to Bristol. Lambo has a .328/.389/.563 in 61 games with Indianapolis. He has been on a hot streak recently, hitting six homers over his last eight games. He has played 21 games at first base this season, 33 games in the outfield. Cole was sent down to Bristol so he will be eligible to be recalled on September 1st for his next start. If he was sent to...

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Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A
Aug20

Gerrit Cole Activated From the DL, Brent Morel Optioned to Triple-A

Gerrit Cole has been activated from the disabled list, as expected since he will be making the start tonight. To make room on the active roster, Brent Morel has been optioned to Triple-A. Morel was brought up as an extra bench bat when Charlie Morton went on the disabled list. Yesterday, Michael Martinez went down to Triple-A after Andrew McCutchen was activated from the DL. The Martinez/Morel/Nix trio is almost completely off the...

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First Pitch: The Pirates Might Be Getting a Big Boost Over the Final Six Weeks
Aug16

First Pitch: The Pirates Might Be Getting a Big Boost Over the Final Six Weeks

A few weeks ago, things weren’t looking good with Gerrit Cole’s rehab work. The right-handed pitcher was coming off a poor second rehab start with Indianapolis, and talked about how he felt “brutal” after the first outing. The Pirates gave him some extra time after that first appearance, allowing him to work on some things with an extra bullpen session. Since that point, Cole has made two rehab starts,...

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