Gerrit Cole will not likely help the Pittsburgh Pirates in their playoff push, but the right-hander will get the experience of pitching in playoff baseball. On Wednesday evening, Pittsburgh promoted their top pitching prospect from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis.

The move is to give Cole the taste of not only a higher level of competition, but to give him the chance to pitch in playoff baseball with Indianapolis. Triple-A will likely be sending several arms to Pittsburgh when the rosters expand on September 1st, opening up room for Cole to slide right in. The first of those moves has already taken place, with Kyle McPherson heading to Milwaukee for the weekend series.

Cole started his first full professional season in High-A Bradenton where he posted a 2.55 ERA over 13 sta...

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