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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 defending World Series champion Houston Astros just got better, acquiring Gerrit Cole in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates . On Friday, Cole avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one - year deal worth .75 million.

The Pirates have avoided arbitration with shortstop Jordy Mercer by settling on a .75MM salary Biertempfel also reports that Gerrit Cole will earn that same .75MM salary in 2018 — a MM The Mets and right-hander Matt Harvey agreed to a one - year deal worth .625MM, tweets Nightengale.

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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Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole sits in the bullpen at Pirate City Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Bradenton, Fla. He called his final pre- arbitration contract a “low blow.” Ten months later, entering his first year of arbitration , he signed a three-year, million deal .

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 .75 million on Friday. PITTSBURGH -- Gerrit Cole remains with the Pirates . For now, at least.

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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