Report: Astros Trying to Acquire Pirates Pitcher Gerrit Cole

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UPDATE: According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Houston Astros are trying to close in on a deal for Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole. Though no deal is imminent according to multiple reports.

Cole (12-12) finished 2017 with a 4.26 ERA and 196 strikeouts. He has a 3.50 ERA in 127 career starts. His best season came in 2015 when he went 19–8 with a 2.60 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 32 starts. He is arbitration eligible for the next two seasons.

Cole would join a pitching staff that includes Dallas Keuchel, Justin Verlander, Lance McCullers, Brad Peacock and Charlie Morton.

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