Gerrit Cole Traded to Astros from Pirates Amid Yankees Rumors


From Pittsburgh's perspective, losing someone of Cole's caliber is hard to swallow, especially as a smaller-market team that doesn't always attract marquee free agents.

Jon Morosi, of the MLB Network, reports that the Pirates and Astros have reached an agreement for starter Gerrit Cole.

Where it leaves the Yankees remains to be seen.

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Right now the Yankees have Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery in their rotation. This is not a one-year rental, and Houston landed a proven arm who is just 27 years old.

"We have talked to several teams about possible trades", Luhnow told the Houston Chronicle. Tampa Bay's Alex Cobb could be a more realistic target.

However, the 2011 No. 1 overall pick still has top-of-the-rotation stuff with a fastball in the upper-90s and a plus curveball and changeup.

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The Yankees miss out on righthander Gerrit Cole.

. He struck out 103 while allowing only two home runs in 90 innings against the Cubs.

Instead, he may head to the team that vanquished the Yankees in a classic seven-game American League Championship Series last autumn.

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