Pirates Promote Gerrit Cole to Double-A

The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole to Altoona, per the team Twitter account. Cole is coming off a five shutout inning performance last night, where he struck out seven, and allowed two walks and three hits. The right-hander was hitting 101 with his fastball, and 92 MPH with his slider.

On the season, Cole has a 2.55 ERA in 67 innings, with a 69:21 K/BB ratio. He will make his Double-A debut on Wednesday, June 20th. Pirates Prospects will have live coverage of the event.

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PiratesFan

Great to see him progressing. Maybe we’ll see him in the big leagues by mid season 2013.

Lee Young

Wonderful! Can,t wait to watch him live myself here in Hbg!

VtTom

Just think, a year from today, he could be debuting in Pittsburgh.

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