Gerrit Cole Will Make a Rehab Start With Indianapolis on Tuesday

Gerrit Cole will make a rehab appearance for the Indianapolis Indians on Tuesday, according to an Indianapolis press release. Cole hasn’t pitched since June 10th, being out for about a month with a right triceps strain. This will be his first outing, and it’s currently unknown how long he will be on his rehab assignment.

If Cole is available after this one rehab appearance, then he could return on Sunday against the Cubs for the final game before the All-Star break. If he’s not ready to return after one rehab start, then he could make another on Sunday, and then return for the first game of the second half against the Nationals after the break. That might end up being a better option, since he would be able to start the very next game for the Pirates, while getting some extra rehab to prepare for his return. That said, it would be tempting to bring him back against the Cubs to close out the first half.

Either way, it’s good to see that Cole is now on his way back.

  • Wow! Scott Boras is allowing Cole a AAA rehab assignment! That’s a 1st! Now that’s what’s astonishing!

    ….obviously Cole can out rule him but still a 1st!

    • Huh????? Boras often doesn’t have an issue with rehab starts. How would it help his client to pitch (or hit) when not MLB-ready and hurt his stats? One example of many is Strasburg, who has had several AAA rehab assignments over the years – including ones in 2015.

    July 4, 2016 6:45 pm

    Bring up Bell!

    Bring up Bell!

    Bring up Bell!

    • David Freese: 0.827 OPS, Sean Rodriguez: 0.822 OPS, John Jaso: 0.745 OPS. He MIGHT come up and out hit Jaso, but not the other two 1B options. We’re in a playoff race, unless we crash out of it we can’t afford a drop in production at 1B.

      • Plus, Freeze and Jaso are providing good defense.

        Ironic, that all those years of pathetic 1b production and now we have a plethora of choices.

  • Definitely some light at the end of this tunnel. Go Bucs!!!

  • Great news!