Pirates place Gerrit Cole on 15-day DL with tight lat
The Pirates have placed right-hander Gerrit Cole on the 15-day DL with tightness in his lat.
Cole, 23, missed a little more than three weeks with shoulder fatigue earlier this season. The lat has been bothering him for a few days now, though the expectation was that a few days of rest would do the trick. Obviously that is not the case.
In 14 starts and 85 2/3 innings this season, Cole has a 7-4 record with a 3.78 ERA. He went 10-7 with a 3.22 ERA in 19 starts during his MLB debut last summer.
Right Brandon Cumpton will be called up from Triple-A to replace Cole in the rotation. The 25-year-old has a 4.61 ERA in nine spots starts so far this season.
Marcell Ozuna figures to be the next Marlins star on the move
Several relievers have signed in the last two days
Several teams are interested in the switch-hitting first baseman
Neshek and the Phillies are closing on a two-year contract
And the team that first drafted Cole is interested
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