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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Gerrit Cole shut down for season by Pirates

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Cole World has now indeed become The Sideline Story.

Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington announced on Tuesday that the team is shutting down right-hander Gerrit Cole for the remainder of the season, per Adam Berry of MLB.com.

The Pirates confirmed the news on Twitter, saying that Cole has been placed on the 60-day disabled list with right elbow posterior inflammation.

The former All-Star, who was the subject of some trade talks earlier this season, had just returned from a stint on the 15-day disabled list because of the same ailment. But he lasted only two innings and gave up five earned runs in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday.

The 69-73 Pirates are six games out of a Wild Card spot, so it makes sense for them to shut down the 26-year-old Cole, who finishes a similarly disappointing 2016 campaign with a 7-10 record, a 3.88 ERA, and 98 strikeouts in 21 starts.

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