Here's all that's worth knowing for Monday, Aug. 4 (click here for today's scores) …
- Pirates: RHP Gerrit Cole (lat muscle) endured a rough rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. In 4 1/3 innings, he gave up five runs on 10 hits, walking one and striking out three (source: Travis Sawchik via Twitter). Cole was scratched from his last schedule rehab start because of a minor setback. At this point, it's not certain when he'll return to the active roster. He hasn't made a start for the Pirates since July 4 ... The Pirates have activated OF Starling Marte from the 7-day concussion DL ... OF Andrew McCutchen has a rib fracture and will miss significant time. However, the Pirates are hoping to avoid a roster move.
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- More players will reportedly be named in connection with the Biogenesis PED scandal that rocked baseball in 2013 and 2014.