Flood & Miller

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lit­er­ally I flew back up and I was like, ‘Lou! Lou!’”

Cu­cuzza takes care of the visit­ing play­ers at Yan­kee Sta­dium and Cole had taken to sit­ting in his of­fice and chat­ting with him. In fact, he had shown Cu­cuzza pic­tures of a meal that he and his wife had in Italy and men­tioned the wine on the ta­ble.

“I’m re­ally good friends with Lou. He’s just about as classy as it gets. I mean I’ve been for­tu­nate to work with some re­ally great guys in the club­house … There are some visit­ing club­house guys that are re­ally close to my heart and Lou is one of them,” Cole said.

ADAMS GONE

Chance Adams is the first ca­su­alty of the Cole me­gadeal. The Yan­kees swing­man was des­ig­nated for as­sign­ment to make room for Cole and his nine-year, $324 mil­lion deal on the Yan­kees’ 40man ros­ter.

Adams is 1-2 with an 8.18 ERA across two sea­sons in the Bronx.

The 25-year-old righthande­r has shut­tled reg­u­larly be­tween the Bronx and Triple-A Scran­ton WilkesBarr­e and strug­gled to carve out a role on the Yan­kees pitch­ing staff.

Once a highly re­garded prospect within the Yan­kees farm, peak­ing at 81st on Base­ball Amer­ica’s 2018 Top 100 list, Adams has al­lowed 10 home runs in 33 big league in­nings.

AP

Ger­rit Cole strikes a pose in his new pin­stripes at The Sta­dium on Wed­nes­day.

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