Pirates Agree To Trade Gerrit Cole To Astros

Pirates Agree To Trade Gerrit Cole To Astros

Pirates Agree To Trade Gerrit Cole To Astros

ESPN Jerry Crasnick is saying that no deal is done for Cole and that a deal is "not imminent".

Cole, who is under team control for the 2018 and 2019 seasons, is in his second year of arbitration eligibility.

The Houston Astros and the Pittsburgh Pirates reached an agreement Wednesday over a trade involving Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole, according to a report.

They also have been linked in trade talks with Arizona for Patrick Corbin, as well as free agent Yu Darvish, though it seems almost impossible for the Yankees to be able to sign Darvish and stick to their goal of staying under the $197 million luxury-tax threshold this season.

Gerrit Cole won't be a Yankee after all.


The report comes after weeks of speculation that Cole could be headed to the New York Yankees.

Cole made his debut in the major leagues with the Pirates in 2013. The addition of Cole only makes it better as he would join a pitching staff that includes Dallas Keuchel, Justin Verlander, Lance McCullers and Charlie Morton.

However, the 2011 No. 1 overall pick still has top-of-the-rotation stuff with a fastball in the upper-90s and a plus curveball and changeup.

They already have five capable starters in Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery.

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