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Sport Pirates and Gerrit Cole Avoid Arbitration With One-Year Deal

21:41  12 january  2018
21:41  12 january  2018 Source:   12up.com

MLB trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates

  MLB trade rumors: Astros acquire Gerrit Cole from Pirates The Astros have been in on Gerrit Cole since last summer, and it looks like they finally got him.According to MLB.com, Houston has acquired Gerrit Cole from the Pirates. It has not been reported who the deal is for yet.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and right-handed ace Gerrit Cole agreed to a one - year , .75 million deal on Friday to avoid arbitration . Cole went 7-10 with a 3.88 ERA in 21 starts last season while dealing with injuries to his ribs and elbow. It was a dropoff from his 2015 performance when he went 19-8 with a

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) throws a pitch in the second inning against the Detroit Tigers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on April 14, 2016. The Pittsburgh Pirates and right-handed ace Gerrit Cole agreed to a one - year , .75 million deal on Friday to avoid arbitration .

a man in a baseball uniform throwing a ball: Pittsburgh Pirates v San Diego Padres© Denis Poroy/GettyImages Pittsburgh Pirates v San Diego Padres ​Right-handed starter Gerrit Cole is still a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

For now.

This is the second year Cole is arbitration-eligible, and the two parties were able to come together and reach an agreement. He's signed a one-year, $6.75 million deal for the upcoming season.

Of course, the Pirates may not be the ones having to pick up the tab, as there's strong reason to believe Cole could be part of a new franchise in the coming days or weeks. Don't be surprised if that franchise ends up being the Houston Astros or New York Yankees.

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After his senior year, the New York Yankees selected Cole in the first round, with the 28th overall selection, of the 2008 Major League Baseball The Pirates and Cole reached agreement in January 2018 on a one - year , .75 million contract.[40]. "Astros land Cole in 5-player deal with Pirates ". mlb.com. ^ Yankees take Gerrit Cole with 1 st rd. pick in MLB draft, NY Daily News, June 6, 2008.

The Pirates and top starting pitcher Gerrit Cole , who had been subject to trade talk in recent weeks, avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one - year deal worth Zack Cozart and Eric Hosmer might not have many options if they're looking to strike deals with teams that have real shots of reaching the

In his first year of arbitration eligibility last year, the Pirates' frontline starter earned $3.75 million. He got a $3 million raise this year after mixed results on the mound over the 2017 campaign, posting a 12-12 record with a 4.26 ERA over 33 starts.

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