Wed, 18 Mar 2015 22:18:14 -0700
The Washington Nationals optioned SP A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse Wednesday, March 18.
Fantasy Tip: Cole was in the running for a rotation spot, but the competition was super crowded. He might get a crack at starting sometime this season, but it will likely take an injury or two to a starting pitcher before he is recalled.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 16:08:57 -0700
The Washington Nationals optioned SP A.J. Cole to minor league camp and sent SP Felipe Rivero to Double-A Harrisburg Wednesday, March 12.
Wed, 12 Mar 2014 06:45:49 -0700
The Washington Nationals reassigned SP A.J. Cole to minor-league camp and optioned P Felipe Rivero to Class AA Harrisburg.
Fantasy Tip: Cole is an attractive long-term keeper prospect who's on most top-100 prospect lists; there's an outside chance he could have a cup of coffee in Washington this season. Rivero, a former Tampa Bay Rays asset, has displayed solid peripherals but hasn't pitched above Class A advanced.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:54:16 -0800
Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams has been happy with what he has sen from SP A.J. Cole, who is ranked as the third best prospect on the team by MLB.com. Williams likes the way the ball comes out of Cole's hands. "His body is long and he gets out front. The ball explodes out of his hands. I like it," Williams said Monday, Feb. 17.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:03:48 -0800
Washington Nationals P A.J. Cole is almost certain to start the year with Double-A Harrisburg. However, manager Matt Williams has been impressed with Cole so far in camp. "The ball just comes out of his hand really well," the manager said. "It just does. He's a little crossfire (throwing across the body), which is good. For me, he's got the ultimate pitcher's body. It's long and he gets out front and the ball explodes out of his hand. I like it."
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:09:43 -0800
The Washington Nationals acquired P Blake Treinen from the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the three-team deal that also involved the Nationals sending OF Mike Morse to the Seattle Mariners. The A's sent the Nats P A.J. Cole, Treinen and a player to be named.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 16:55:52 -0800
The Washington Nationals received P A.J. Cole and will receive a player to be named later from the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the three-team trade that sent OF Mike Morse to the Seattle Mariners.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 15:55:20 -0800
The Seattle Mariners acquired OF Mike Morse from the Washington Nationals Wednesday, Jan. 16, in a trade that also involved the Oakland Athletics. P A.J. Cole was sent from Oakland to Washington, and the A's received C John Jaso to complete the deal. Cole was involved in the trade last year that sent SP Gio Gonzalez to the Nats.
Fri, 23 Dec 2011 09:10:42 -0800
The Washington Nationals also received P Robert Gilliam from the Oakland Athletics as part of the trade that netted them SP Gio Gonzalez. The trade is still pending physicals. Nationals SP Cole Kimball was slated to be part of the package, but Washington gave up A.J. Cole instead.
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 13:36:25 -0800
The Oakland Athletics traded SP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals Thursday, Dec. 22, in exchange for P A.J. Cole, C Derek Norris, SP Brad Peacock and SP Tom Milone.