• Cole is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, according to Hurdle.
Hurdle noted Cole, who last pitched on June 3, threw from 90 feet on Tuesday and played long toss Wednesday. The right-hander, who made his Major League debut exactly one year ago, is 6-3 with a 3.64 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 2014.
• Gregory Polanco's Major League debut Tuesday night happened to coincide with the annual in-game Pirates Charities auction, and while he was still playing in it, his first-game jersey went for a whopping $26,100. Meanwhile, three-time All-Star McCutchen's in-game jersey fetched $3,220.
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