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|Games Played By Position|
|vs LHB|| 5.2||0||0|| 6.35||0||1||7|
|vs RHB|| 3.2||0||0|| 4.91||0||0||2|
|Last 10 Games|
Nationals pitching prospect A.J. Cole leaves start with groin issue
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/30/15) Nationals pitching prospect A.J. Cole was removed from his start Monday for Triple-A Syracuse with groin tightness, per the Washington Post. He pitched just two innings.
Any absence would be coming at an inopportune time for the 23-year-old Cole, who had rebounded from a terrible stretch to throw eight shutout innings in his last two outings.
Nats promote Ross for MLB debut, option Cole; Stammen to 60-day DL
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(6/6/15) The Nationals purchased the contract of right-hander Joe Ross, optioned right-handed pitcher A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse, and moved right-handed pitcher Craig Stammen to the 60-day disabled list on Saturday, per the team's official website.
Ross will make his big-league debut on Saturday against the Cubs. He went 2-2 with a 2.81 ERA, a 1.13 WHIP and 54:12 K:BB ratio over nine starts (51 1/3 innings) in the minors.
Cole made three appearances -- including one start -- for the Nationals, notching one save in 9 1/3 innings of work.
Nationals recall A.J. Cole; option Taylor Jordan, Wilmer Difo to minors
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(6/4/15) The Nationals announced several roster moves prior to Thursday's game against the Cubs, per the team's official website. The team recalled right-hander A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse, and optioned right-hander Taylor Jordan to Syracuse and infielder Wilmer Difo to Double-A Harrisburg.
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.
|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.
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