Pirates trade RHP Cole to Astros
Contributed by NAMPA / Reuters.
A day after reaching a one-year agreement with the Pittsburgh Pirates to avoid
arbitration, right-hander Gerrit Cole was traded to the Houston Astros.
Houston sent right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin
Moran and outfielder Jason Martin to Pittsburgh in the deal.
Trade speculation swirled around Cole earlier this week, with the Astros and
New York Yankees rumored to have interest prior to the 27-year-old reaching a
one-year, $6.75 million agreem ...