2011 MLB Draft: Pirates Confirm Signings Of Gerrit Cole, Josh Bell

Reports the Pirates have signed first-round pick Gerrit Cole and second-round pick Josh Bell have been confirmed by the club early Tuesday morning via this tweet.

#Pirates sign 1st round selection Gerrit Cole and 2nd round selection Josh Bell. #MLBDraftless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

 

The financials of the moves have yet to be announced, but multiple sources are running with the $8 million for Cole and $5 million for Bell figures. They're also sticking to the $17 million total draft spending number we brought to you earlier here at SB Nation Pittsburgh. MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch reports the Pirates successfully signed a total of 24 of their 50 draft picks. 

We'll keep you posted on reaction to these signings and anything else that might come out in the coming hours. For now, Pirates fans, here's what you've won in Bell.

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