Gerrit Cole Placed On DL Due To Elbow Inflammation

The Pirates announced that ace Gerrit Cole has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 25, with “posterior inflammation of the right elbow.” Left-hander Steven Brault is up from Triple-A Indianapolis and will assume Cole’s spot in the rotation against the Cubs tonight.

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This will be the second DL stint of the season for Cole, who missed just over a month earlier this summer when he was diagnosed with a strained right triceps. The fourth-place finisher in last year’s National League Cy Young voting, Cole hasn’t …read more

Bucs put Cole on DL with elbow inflammation

The Pirates placed right-hander Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list with posterior inflammation in his right elbow prior to Monday night’s game against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Cole, who was originally scheduled to start Monday’s game, received a second opinion on the elbow, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced on Saturday. …read more

Free Agent Stock Watch: Ivan Nova

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We typically think of trade deadline winners and losers being teams, not players, but if September goes as August has, there will have been few bigger trade deadline winners than Ivan Nova. The righty spent years on the fringes of the Yankees’ rotation, but now could hit the open market as a hot commodity after what could turn out to have been a very useful makeover in the Pirates organization.

In 97 1/3 innings with the Yankees this season, little went right for Nova. He posted a 4.90 ERA, with a reasonable 6.9 K/9 and 2.3 BB/9 but …read more

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