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Cole excited to join Verlander, Keuchel on Astros staff

HOUSTON (AP) Gerrit Cole is joining a rotation filled with aces.

"I was just tremendously excited," Cole said Wednesday, four days after the Houston Astros acquired him from the Pittsburgh Pirates. "I was out with some friends having a good time for my wife's birthday weekend. So, it was a really good phone call. How you can ask for anything more than coming to the World Series champions."

Wearing a No. 45 uniform, the 27-year-old right-hander was introduced at Minute Maid Park. He was obtained for right-handed reliever Michael Feliz, right-hander Joe Musgrove, infielder Colin Moran and outfield prospect Jason Martin.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Altuve.346
HR: G. Springer34
RBI: M. González90
SB: J. Altuve32
W: D. Keuchel14
ERA: J. Verlander3.82
Saves: K. Giles34
K: J. Verlander176
AL West
TeamWLPctGB
X-Houston 10161.623-
LA Angels 8082.49421
Seattle 7884.48123
Texas 7884.48123
Oakland 7587.46326
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .282 (1)
Runs: 896 (1)
Hits: 1581 (1)
Home Runs: 238 (2)
Stolen Bases: 98 (8)
OBP: .346 (1)
SLG: .478 (1)
Total Bases: 2681 (1)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 4.12 (11)
Runs Allowed: 700 (9)
Saves: 45 (6)
Strikeouts: 1593 (2)
OpBA: .240 (6)
OBP: .313 (8)
SLG: .407 (9)
Run Support: 5.58 (1)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/13 G. Cole Traded Pittsburgh (for 3B Colin Moran, five-player deal)
1/12 E. Gattis Signed ( 2018)(avoids arbitration)
1/12 D. Keuchel Signed ( 2018)(avoids arbitration)
1/12 L. McCullers Jr. Signed ( 2018)(avoids arbitration)
1/12 B. Peacock Signed ( 2018)(avoids arbitration)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
10/1 D. Paulino off 60-day DL
9/13 J. Marisnick Fractured right thumb (day-to-day)
8/31 B. Rodgers off 60-day DL
8/30 E. Gattis off 10-day DL
8/30 Y. Gurriel Right knee soreness (day-to-day)
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