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Astros Acquire RHP Gerrit Cole from Pittsburgh Pirates

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A week’s worth of rumors came to an end on Saturday evening when the Houston Astros officially announced their acquisition of right-handed starting pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Astros Trade Deadline Analysis: Houston Gains Two Arms, Loses Two More

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It wasn’t the trade deadline most Astros fans were expecting.

Houston did swing a pair of minor moves today, including one trade before the 3 PM cutoff. But Astros GM Jeff Luhnow and company abstained from the big-name targets they were rumored to covet. Their lone trade acquisition? Left-handed starter Francisco Liriano, formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays.

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