The Indianapolis Indians have announced that Gerrit Cole has been scratched from his scheduled rehab start on Saturday. Originally, Cole was supposed to make his second start with the Indians, and was expected to throw around 100 pitches. There has been no indication of the reason, but updates will be posted when they are received.
UPDATE 8:46 PM: From Tim Williams…
I just received the following quote from Neal Huntington on why Cole was scratched.
“After Gerrit’s last outing and last bullpen, we decided another bullpen to refine some things was the best course of action.”
No word yet on when Cole will make his next rehab start.
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