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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole has been traded to the Houston Astros.

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The Pirates announced Saturday that they acquired right-handed relief pitcher Michael Feliz, outfielder Jason Martin, third baseman Colin Moran and right-handed starting pitcher Joe Musgrove from the Houston Astros in exchange for Gerrit Cole.

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“Trading Gerrit Cole was not an easy decision. We are very appreciative for what Gerrit has done for our team and organization, especially his important role on the 2013-15 playoff teams,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said in a release.

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