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Gerrit Cole is back on the disabled list

Jul 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

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Friday’s start was Gerrit Cole‘s third outing since returning from a disabled list stint for shoulder fatigue, but he exited after five innings with a strained lat muscle and is now back on the shelf.

Cole described the current injury as “something completely different” than what put him on the DL last month, and it’s especially frustrating because he’d thrown five shutout innings before leaving the start.

Because of the All-Star break it’s possible that Cole will miss just one turn in the rotation, although the Pirates figure to be pretty cautious with their 23-year-old former No. 1 overall pick. Triple-A right-hander Brandon Cumpton will step into Cole’s rotation spot after posting a 4.61 ERA in nine starts for the Pirates earlier this season.

  1. randomjoeblow - Jul 8, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    Oh no, how will he start fights and then run away on the DL?

  2. chew1985 - Jul 8, 2014 at 1:14 PM

    Go get A.J. The Phillies will pay most of his salary for the rest of the season.

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