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Report: Pirates trading pitcher Gerrit Cole to Astros

After five years in Pittsburgh, Gerrit Cole is no longer a Pittsburgh Pirate.

The news that Cole had been traded to the Houston Astros came from MLB Network and Fox Sports reporter Jon Morosi.

Morosi tweeted that talks between the Astros and the Pirates were “imminent.”

At 12:14 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, Morosi broke the news that the talks were done and that both sides “reached an agreement” on Cole.

There has been no word yet on what the Pirates will receive from the Astros.

The Pirates selected Cole with the first overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. He began his baseball career with Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League, a minor league team.

His Major League Baseball debut came on June 11, 2013, for the Pirates.

In five seasons, Cole owns a 59-42 record, has a 3.50 ERA and has started 127 games. In addition, Cole has allowed 749 hits and 327 runs allowed.

Cole has also completed 734 strikeouts, with the most occurring in the 2015 season (202 strike outs).

Cole’s best season was in 2015, when he was named a MLB All-Star player, and the National League Pitcher of the Month in April.

In 2013, specifically in September, Cole was named the NL Rookie of the Month.

*As soon as more details emerge, we will have them updated in this article.

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