Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:57:01 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday, July 20, but manager Clint Hurdle said the team is not planning for him to be available that day.
Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:29:45 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) threw on flat ground a few times from approximately 45 or 60 feet Thursday, July 10.
Fantasy Tip: Clearly, Cole isn't close to returning. Continue to stash him in all formats. Jeff Locke and Brandon Cumpton will continue to fill out the Pirates rotation in his absence. Locke is worth consideration in all formats, at least in favorable matchups. Cumpton has fleeting NL-only value, unless Cole is out longer than the expected few weeks.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:25:57 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) has no timetable for a return, but he will make a minor league rehab start before rejoining the team, according to manager Clint Hurdle.
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, a rehab start further delays Cole's return to the Pirates. Continue to stash Cole. In the short term, Brandon Cumpton maintains NL-only value, and he is worthy of spot starting in favorable matchups in mixed leagues.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:19:16 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) was scratched from his start Wednesday, July 9, with tightness in his right lat and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. SP Brandon Cumpton will take his start.
Fantasy Tip: Cole could miss a few weeks of action with this latest setback. Cumpton is worth a look in NL-only leagues for depth purposes.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 20:12:12 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) played catch Saturday, July 5, and didn't experience any problems.
Fantasy Tip: At this point, Cole appears on track to make his next start Wednesday, July 9.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 18:22:18 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) said he is not concerned about the lat injury he suffered Friday, July 4.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 16:21:34 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) left the game early Friday, July 4, because of lat soreness. He will be reevaluated Saturday, July 5.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should monitor the situation in case Cole has to be placed back on the disabled list.
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 11:40:31 -0700
The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned SP Brandon Cumpton to Triple-A Indianapolis, to make room on the 25-man roster for SP Gerrit Cole.
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:50:39 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole's (shoulder) return Saturday, June 28, will push someone out of the starting rotation, but manager Clint Hurdle has not disclosed any information. Two candidates for demotions are SPs Jeff Locke and Brandon Cumpton, because they have minor league options remaining, while SP Vance Worley does not. Pirates SP Edinson Volquez was scheduled to pitch Saturday, June 28, on normal rest but is being skipped in favor of Cole.
Fantasy Tip: Check back for updates, because anyone starting for the Pirates has value to NL-only owners. Locke, Cumpton and Worley have all pitched well of late and are potential options in mixed leagues, at least, in favorable matchups. Volquez's inconsistency is frustrating, but it would be a bold move for Hurdle to remove him from the starting rotation.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 08:09:52 -0700
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (shoulder) is set to return Saturday, June 28, against the New York Mets.
Fantasy Tip: Plan to activate him for his return.