Gerrit Cole: Officially Named Tuesday's Starter Staff

Update: Cole was officially named Tuesday's starter against the Giants, Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Recommendation: The Pirates were hesitant about bringing Cole up before his "Super 2" arbitration date, but it seems they decided it was time to throw in the towel and see what the 22-year-old can do at the major league level. In 12 starts for Triple-A Indianapolis this season, Cole posted a 2.91 ERA with a 47:28 K:BB over 68.0 innings. He'll oppose right-hander Tim Lincecum in his first career big-league start.

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