Last word

"When this guy's ready and evolves into the pitcher we know he can be, he'll be an elite top-of-the-rotation starter with four plus-pitches. He's working in that direction." -- Hurdle on Gerrit Cole, the Pirates' top prospect who on Monday was reassigned to Minor League camp.

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