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Gerrit Cole injury update: Astros starter (hamstring) doesn't believe he's seriously hurt

Sporting News — (Thomas Lott)

Gerrit Cole did not pitch against the White Sox on Tuesday as planned.

The Astros righty — and American League Cy Young contender — was warming up for Game 2 of a double-header against the White Sox when he promptly stopped.

He was in the bullpen but left and went to the dugout pointing at his leg in the process.

Chris Devenski started the game.

Cole left with right hamstring discomfort, the Astros announced.

Manager A.J. Hinch told reporters after the game Cole told him he does not believe he is seriously hurt.

The 28-year-old is 14-5 this season with a 2.87 ERA with 226 strikeouts in 156 2/3 innings pitched.

He is a free agent after the season.