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"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.

"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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