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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