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Pirates re-assign top prospect Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole was terrific in spring training but the Pirates won’t risk burning his clock and have re-assigned Cole to the team’s minor league camp.
Cole the first overall pick in 2011 has emerged as a serious contender to be called up in June and be a regular fixture in the rotation.
In three spring training games, Cole allowed 8 hits and 4 earned runs in 10 innings, posting a 3.60 ERA. Cole struck out 7 and walked just 2 batters.

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