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Saturday, July 26, 2014

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole will start rehab Monday


By on 7/26/2014 08:45:00 AM

Gerrit Cole make a return to the Pittsburg Pirates rotation in early August. Cole will make a 80 pitch rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis in Rochester, New York as reported by Travis Sawchik from Triblive.com.

Cole who is dealing with a right lat strain threw a 55 pitch bullpen session with ease on Friday and Clint Hurdle believes he is ready to make the 80 pitch rehab start for Indianapolis. Cole did not make a rehab start after he returned from shoulder fatigue in June. Cole made two Major League starts before leaving his second start with back issues.

The Pirates have been careful with their young superstar. They do not want him to return and then have to hit the disabled list for a third time. He will be a difference make as the Pirates make a playoff push.

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