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Pittsburgh Pirates commerce RHP Gerrit Cole to Houston Astros

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Pittsburgh Pirates commerce RHP Gerrit Cole to Houston Astros

The World Sequence champion Houston Astros have acquired right-hander Gerrit Cole in a commerce with the Pittsburgh Pirates, in response to a number of studies.

In trade, the Pirates obtain pitcher Joe Musgrove and third baseman Colin Moran, per studies.

Cole went 12-12 with a four.26 ERA whereas making a career-high 33 begins in 2017. The Pirates and their high beginning pitcher had averted arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal price $6.75 million on Friday.

Cole has one 12 months of arbitration remaining and will command a hefty wage bump in 2019, one of many causes the Pirates had explored buying and selling him in current weeks.

Information of the deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports activities.

Data from The Related Press was used on this report.

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