In return, the Pirates received pitchers Joe Musgrove, Michael Feliz, outfielder Jason Martin and third baseman Colin Moran.
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston Astros already had two Cy Young winners on their staff.
Cole burst onto the scene in 2013, and proved to be a driving force on the team that finally broke the 20-year long losing streak. In the end, Cole will in fact be joining the reigning World Champion Astros' rotation.
Verlander and Keuchel were quite pleased with the move. Houston breezed to the AL West title with 101 wins, and went on beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the World Series.
He went 12-12 over 33 starts and compiled a 4.26 ERA in 2017, a season after he missed serious time with elbow inflammation.
Cole, the former No. 1 overall pick out of UCLA in 2011, is married to Brandon Crawford's sister Amy.
England announce Test squad for New Zealand tour
Limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan on Saturday revealed prolific batsman Root should be available for the opening ODI at the MCG. There's a chance for Eoin Morgan's white-ball clan to salvage some pride from the tour with five ODIs in January.
Indian Army Personnel Fall From Chopper During Security Drill
The Indian Army holds the event in the honour of Lieutenant General KM Kariappa, the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army. The jawans, who were performing slithering operation, fell down to the ground after the helicopter boom malfunctioned.
After Studying Film, Eagles Want Nick Foles To Be Aggressive
It was the longest Eagles run in the postseason since Correll Buckhalter went for 27 against Minnesota in the 2008 first round. Foles heated up after a poor first half, but the Eagles settled for field goals after two long drives in the second half.
Delon Wright plays just 18 minutes Thursday in Raptors' win
Although they have yet to master it like Golden State, Toronto's 29-11 record is a franchise best at the 40-game mark of a season. Lance Stephenson's stat line for the game looked like this: 16 points, 11 rebounds, four assists, and a whole lot of air guitar.