Gerrit Cole Throws First Bullpen After Dealing With Right Rib Inflammation

BRADENTON, Fl. – Gerrit Cole threw off the mound today for the first time this Spring, throwing a 20 pitch bullpen session. Cole mostly threw fastballs, but mixed in a few changeups. Here is video of some of his outing from today.

On Wednesday, it was announced that Cole was dealing with some right rib inflammation, and was behind the other pitchers on a modified schedule. Cole said he was free of the discomfort, and doesn’t expect that to be an issue going forward.

After today’sĀ outing, Cole said that the focus going forward would be building up his arm strength and fine-tuning his pitches. He said the next two bullpens would be important for both of those goals.

Clint Hurdle didn’t have much to say after practice, simply saying that it was good to see Cole on the mound.

  • HartHighPirate
    February 22, 2016 4:16 pm

    Excellent video interview with Reese McGuire and hitting coordinator Larry Sutton. Near the end McGuire was sitting on the bench with Tyler Glasnow. Lots of camaraderie in ST.

  • How many bullpens are these guys throwing? I see Liriano at the end and I remember he already threw a pen a day or two ago. Is it normal to have a bullpen every other day?