Gerrit Cole trade to the Houston Astros is 'imminent'

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The World Series champion Houston Astros are engaged in trade talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates for ace Gerrit Cole in hopes of repeating as World Series champions, but cautioned that no trade is imminent.

It was not immediately clear who the Astros will trade for Cole.

Gerrit Cole won't be a Yankee after all.

They also have been linked in trade talks with Arizona for Patrick Corbin, as well as free agent Yu Darvish, though it seems almost impossible for the Yankees to be able to sign Darvish and stick to their goal of staying under the $197 million luxury-tax threshold this season.

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He'd join a rotation fronted by former Cy Young Award winners Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander, giving the Astros a potentially imposing front line as they aim to equal their 101-win season of 2017.

Cole was the Yankees' first-round pick (28th overall) in the 2008 draft, but opted to play at UCLA. He is only two seasons removed from a 19-8, 2.60 campaign in 2015, and he's still just 27, so he's an excellent bounceback candidate for 2018. He has a 3.50 ERA in 127 career starts. They have reportedly discussed trading with the Detroit Tigers for Michael Fulmer, with the Arizona Diamondbacks for Patrick Corbin and with the Kansas City Royals for Danny Duffy.

The New York Post also reported the trade.

Right now the Yankees have Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery in their rotation.

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