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A.J. Cole | Starting Pitcher | #22

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 4 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details

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A.J. Cole delivered a decent effort in a no-decision against the Rockies on Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings.
The rookie right-hander struck out four and walked three on the afternoon. He surrendered a solo homer to Charlie Blackmon in the third inning, then allowed the Rockies to scratch out a pair of runs in the fourth. It's unclear if he'll stick around to make another start, but if he does his next turn will come on Friday against the Mets in New York. Aug 27 - 5:58 PM

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Nationals manager Dusty Baker said that A.J. Cole is tentatively scheduled to start against the Rockies on Saturday.

Cole was called up for a spot start in place of Stephen Strasburg (elbow) on Monday. The 24-year-old right-hander fanned eight and allowed four runs across seven innings against the Orioles in that one. Baker is not 100 percent set on Cole starting this weekend, though, and Lucas Giolito is an option for Saturday should the Nationals decide to move in a different direction.
Source: MASN
Aug 24 - 6:18 PM

A.J. Cole held his own against the Orioles on Monday, striking out eight while yielding four runs over seven innings.

The Orioles got to Cole in the third and fourth innings with a couple homers and four runs, but overall it was a nice effort from the young right-hander. He threw 108 pitches while navigating through his seven frames and likely earned another start as Stephen Strasburg's fill-in. It will come at home against the Rockies this weekend.
Aug 22 - 10:18 PM

Nationals recalled RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.

Cole will make a spot start on Monday night against the Orioles, filling in for the injured Stephen Strasburg. Cole, 24, has allowed 11 runs -- six earned -- over 9 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. He's not a good streaming option in Baltimore.
Aug 22 - 1:34 PM

Nationals optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse.

Cole was with the club for just a couple of days as an extra bullpen arm. The 24-year-old hurler will surely return to the big league club once rosters expand in September.
Aug 20 - 3:22 PM

Nationals recalled RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.

Cole will give the Nats a fresh bullpen arm. He probably won't be up for long. The 24-year-old has registered a 4.26 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 109/35 K/BB ratio in 124 2/3 innings (22 starts) this season at Triple-A.
Aug 18 - 3:24 PM

Nationals optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse.

It would have taken an injury or two for Cole to have a shot at an Opening Day roster spot. He'll be in Syracuse's rotation.
Mar 11 - 10:17 AM

Nationals recalled RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.

Cole has struggled in three appearances this season at the major league level, but the 23-year-old was on a roll at Triple-A Syracuse and should be a nice addition to the Nationals' battered bullpen for the stretch.
Thu, Sep 3, 2015 03:00:00 PM

Nationals RHP prospect A.J. Cole allowed three hits and one unearned run over 6 2/3 innings Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Syracuse.

He finished with seven punch-outs, one off his season-high. Cole has won four of his last five starts with a 1.11 ERA in that stretch. The 23-year-old has made three appearances in the big leagues this year and could make a few more when rosters expand.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 05:03:00 PM

Nationals RHP prospect A.J. Cole delivered seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in a win for Triple-A Syracuse.

The seven innings of work was a season-high. He also matched a season-high with six strikeouts. The 23-year-old posted a 5.79 ERA during a three-game stint with the Nationals earlier this season. Cole should get another call to Washington when rosters expand next month.
Mon, Aug 10, 2015 03:20:00 PM

A.J. Cole left his start with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday after two innings due to groin tightness.

It's unclear if the issue will require an extended absence. Cole, 23, has made three appearances (one start) with the Nationals this season and owns a 4.40 ERA and 32/19 K/BB ratio over 47 innings in Triple-A.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 12:34:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse.

Cole was sent out to make room on the roster for Joe Ross who will make his big league debut on Saturday against the Cubs. Cole should get another opportunity with the Nationals before long.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 10:47:00 AM

Nationals recalled RHP A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.

Cole seems likely to make a spot start for the Nationals on Sunday against the visiting Cubs. The 23-year-old right-hander has posted decent minor league numbers, but he can be avoided in standard fantasy formats.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Nationals optioned RHP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse.

The Nats needed a fresh bullpen arm after Cole threw 4 1/3 relief innings Saturday. Taylor Jordan takes his spot on the roster.
Sun, May 24, 2015 11:47:00 AM

A.J. Cole pitched three scoreless innings against the Padres for a save on Friday.

Cole was recalled before the game in place of Doug Fister, and he'll probably take Fister's spot in the rotation next week. He was available out of the pen tonight, though, and he made the most of his opportunity to pitch in a blowout.
Sat, May 16, 2015 01:15:00 AM

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4Joe Ross
5Tanner Roark
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