Astros Acquire Gerrit Cole in a 5-Player Trade With the Pirates

In exchange for their ace, the Pirates got the right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin.

HOUSTON — The Houston Astros, the defending World Series champions, have bolstered their rotation with another big arm, acquiring Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates in a five-player trade.The deal was announced Saturday. The Pirates got the right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin for their ace.Cole will join the former Cy Young Award winners Dallas Keuchel and Justin Verlander on a team that just won its first championship.Cole ...