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|Games Played By Position|
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|vs RHB|| 3.2||0||0|| 4.91||0||0||2|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals recall Taylor Jordan, option A.J. Cole
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) The Nationals announced on Sunday that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Taylor Jordan to their major-league roster.
By bringing Jordan up, the Nationals have optioned right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse.
Jordan has had stints with the Nationals in both 2013 and 2014 and holds a career ERA of 4.31. This will be his first time with the club in 2015. With Syracuse this year, he holds a 2.14 ERA with 26 strikeouts.
Cole has appeared in three games for the Nationals with mixed results. He went 4 1/3 innings, from the fourth and into the eighth, in Saturday's 8-1 loss to the Phillies and allowed two earned runs and four hits while striking out seven. In 9 1/3 innings this year, Cole has a 5.79 ERA.
Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole strikes out seven in relief on Saturday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/23/15) Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings of relief on Saturday in Washington's 8-1 loss to the Phillies.
Cole added seven strikeouts with no walks after starter Stephen Strasburg struggled. It was something the team needed from the rookie, manager Matt Williams said per MASN Sports.
"He stretched our bullpen," Williams said. "Unfortunately, those are the positions that he's been in. He saved extra work for the bullpen today. He's able to get out there and go to 100 (pitches) if we had to. He threw some good changeups. He gave up a couple of runs, but all in all threw the ball well, threw strikes and worked through the innings we needed him to work through."
Cole now has a 5.79 ERA in 9 1/3 innings of work with nine strikeouts and one walk.
Nationals pitcher A.J. Cole strikes out seven in relief Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/23/15) Nationals rookie right-hander A.J. Cole made his third appearance of the season on Saturday, and his second since being recalled from Triple-A on May 15. Cole's outing Saturday against the Nationals looked promising, though the team fell 8-1 to the Phillies.
Cole relieved Stephen Strasburg with two outs and the team already down 6-0 in the fourth and was able to close out that inning with no further damage. Cole gave up a solo home run to Ryan Howard in the fifth, and another run in the sixth, but otherwise was quite effective.
Overall, the 23-year-old pitched 4 1/3 innings, striking out seven without issuing a walk. He gave up two runs on four hits and now has a 5.79 ERA on the season. That number is inflated due to the four earned runs he gave up in two innings during his big-league debut on April 28.
It remains to be seen if manager Matt Williams plans to move Cole into the rotation in the near future.
Nationals place Doug Fister (forearm) on DL, recall A.J. Cole
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/15/15) The Nationals placed pitcher Doug Fister on the 15-day disabled list with tightness in his right forearm, reports The Washington Post.
Fister was roughed up in his latest outing Thursday, giving up seven runs on eight hits over two innings. With Fister heading to the disabled list, the Nationals will recall pitcher A.J. Cole from the minor leagues.
Nationals recall Michael Taylor, Sammy Solis, option A.J. Cole
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/29/15) The Nationals have recalled pitcher Sammy Solis and outfielder Michael Taylor while optioning pitcher A.J. Cole back to Triple-A, the team announced.
In addition, Washington placed outfielder Reed Johnson on the 15-day DL with a calf strain. Cole started Tuesday's game against the Braves and was rocked for nine runs in two innings of work. Taylor was sent to Triple-A roughly two weeks ago and was hitting .271 to start the year. Solis has appeared in three games this season in the minors with an 0-0 record and a 2.25 ERA.
|2014 Summary: A.J. Cole took another step up the ladder in 2014, the third straight year he has done so midseason. If the pattern continues in 2015, he'll be a major-leaguer. How good of a major-leaguer remains to be seen, though. He has long been regarded as a prospect and was a critical component in two high-profile trades involving the Nationals and Athletics. But he was more hittable in 2014, leaving him with uninspiring ratios apart from a 3.16 ERA.|
Playing time status: With Taylor Jordan already on the outside looking into a rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez, Doug Fister and Tanner Roark, Cole is decidedly blocked, meaning no matter how well performs at Triple-A Syracuse, he's not getting a regular rotation spot without an injury ... or maybe two.
2015 Outlook: With a suspect strikeout rate and a tendency to serve up the long ball, Cole doesn't profile as an ace, but he throws pretty hard and has a good enough secondary arsenal that you can expect him to hold down a rotation spot someday. He's in the wrong organization to break through this year, though, so in redraft leagues, except maybe deeper NL-only formats, you can ignore him.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/30/15||@ CIN||4:10 pm||Raisel Iglesias|
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|6/1/15||TOR||7:05 pm||R.A. Dickey|
|6/2/15||TOR||7:05 pm||Marco Estrada|
|6/3/15||TOR||7:05 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|6/4/15||CHC||7:05 pm||Jason Hammel|
|6/5/15||CHC||7:05 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|
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