By Jason Shetler
The Pirates have announced that Gerrit Cole is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a right triceps muscle strain, retroactive to June 11th. Meanwhile, Jameson Taillon has been recalled from AAA Indianapolis to make tonight’s start against the New York Mets.
Cole sustained the triceps injury during the third inning of his last outing versus the St. Louis Cardinals this past Friday. The All-Star right-hander had an MRI done on Saturday, and the results came back yesterday showing no structural damage. This season, Cole has a 2.77 ERA along with an ERA+ of 144 in 12 starts.
Taillon made his Major League debut last Wednesday against the Mets in Pittsburgh, and will get to face them again, this time at Citi Field. He pitched decent in his first start going six innings and allowing three runs. Taillon was sent down the next day, but because of Cole going on the DL, he doesn’t have to wait the necessary 10 days to be recalled again. Just like the Pirates, Indianapolis also had a scheduled day off yesterday, so it made the move convenient for Taillon to rejoin the big club.