The Pirates don't just have to worry about Cole's Super 2 status but also his innings count. (Photo Credit: David Hague)

The Pirates' rotation situation will probably work itself out. The discussion about Gerrit Cole potentially returning to Triple-A so the Pirates will have six starters available is just this week's version of Pittsburgh's least exciting game show: What Should The Pirates Do With Their Rotation?

In previous episodes, the correct answer was: Someone Gets Hurt. Wandy Rodriguez and Jeanmar Gomez leave a game after one inning or fewer. A.J. Burnett pulls up while running in the outfield. Jeff Karstens suffered a Karstens. Injuries happen to pitchers.

What we don't know exactly is why pitchers get injured so often or if the rate of injuries can be reduced. In 2002, Ra...

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