WASHINGTON — The Cole Train has found a way to Union Station. Pirates’ ace Gerrit Cole will come off the disabled list to make his first start since June 10 against the Nationals Saturday night.

Cole suffered a right triceps strain after throwing just two innings in his last appearance, and the injury caused him to miss nearly five weeks of pitching. Back at it for the second half, Cole is ready to get back out on the mound.

“I’m excited to be able to compete and hopefully put ourselves in good position to win a ballgame,” Cole said Friday in Washington. “I’m just excited to not sit on the sidelines all the time. I still don’t get to play every day, but at least every five days. I’m excited to be back and compete.”

The Pirates haven’t revealed a specific plan for limiting Cole’s o...

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