Astros trade for Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, reports says

Brian Cashman will trade for Gerrit Cole but only on his terms

The Houston Astros' have reached an agreement with the Pittsburgh Pirates on a trade for right-hander Gerrit Cole, MLB Network's Jon Morosi reported Wednesday, citing sources. As for the Pirates, a full rebuild could soon follow with stars Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison up next on the trade block. For his career, he is 59-42 with a 3.50 ERA.

Pittsburgh selected Cole with the first overall pick in the 2011 draft. Cole did top 200 innings for the second time in 2017 and also saw his strikeout numbers tick back up close to one per inning.

Though Cole is coming off his worst season - 12-12 with a 4.26 ERA in 33 starts - he is capable of being an elite starter.

The Yankees will now have to look elsewhere if they hope to add another high-end starter in their rotation. The 27-year-old likely would slot in behind Justin Verlander and Dallas Keuchel in a formidable rotation for the defending World Series champs.

The Yankees' rotation now includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray and CC Sabathia.

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