Astros land Gerrit Cole in trade with Pirates
Astros land Gerrit Cole in trade with Pirates

HOUSTON -- The team with the deepest lineup in baseball may now lay claim to the deepest pitching rotation. Less than a week after owner Jim Crane said the Astros were pursuing a high-end starter, the defending World Series-champion Astros reached a deal to acquire hard-throwing right-hander Gerrit Cole in a trade with the Pirates on Saturday. The Astros will send pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, infielder Colin Moran, Houston's No. 5 prospect, and Minor League outfielder Jason Martin, H

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Andrew McCutchen traded to San Francisco Giants by Pittsburgh Pirates
Two days after sending ace Gerrit Cole to Houston, the Pirates took another definitive step in their rebuild Monday, trading former MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the Giants.
Pirates, Giants agree to McCutchen trade
The Giants' aggressive offseason objective of bolstering a power-starved lineup took another significant step on Monday, as the club has agreed to acquire longtime Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen, according to's Jon Paul Morosi, pending a review of medical records. Neither club has confirmed the transaction. McCutchen, who was informed by the club that he was dealt to San Francisco, tweeted his thanks to the Steel City: Pittsburgh. My Home. My Fans. My City. The placed that raised me