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Pirates’ Cole is put on DL

Gerrit Cole
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
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Right-hander Gerrit Cole was put on the 15-day disabled list by the Pittsburgh Pirates because of a strained right triceps.

Cole left his Friday start early against St. Louis because of triceps tightness, and it’s unclear how long he’s expected to be sidelined.

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Closer Jonathan Papelbon was put on the 15-day DL by the Washington Nationals because of a right intercostal strain suffered while warming up Sunday, when he pitched one inning against the Philadelphia Phillies. He gave up a go-ahead home run to Maikel Franco before Washington rallied for a 5-4 victory. ... Left-hander Brian Matusz was signed by the Chicago Cubs to a minor league contract. Matusz was 27-41 with a 4.85 earned-run average over parts of eight seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. He was traded last month to the Atlanta Braves, who released him recently.

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