clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Washington Nationals trade A.J. Cole to New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations...

A.J. Cole has been traded again. Will the Washington Nationals, who dealt their 2010 4th Round pick in 2011 and re-acquired him in 2013, eventually bring him back to D.C. again?

Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

A.J. Cole made the Washington Nationals’ rotation out of Spring Training in part because the 26-year-old, 2010 4th Round pick was out of options this season. When he struggled against the Atlanta Braves in his 2018 debut, however, giving up 10 hits total, three walks, and ten earned runs in 3 23 innings pitched, and was moved to the bullpen one start later and didn’t really fare well there either, he was designated for assignment.

The right-hander, who gave up 16 hits (six homers), six walks, and 15 runs total, all earned, posting a 13.06 ERA, a 10.49 FIP, and a .356/.431/.867 line against in 10 1⁄3 innings pitched, has now been traded to the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations.

The Nationals made the official announcement of the deal on Twitter tonight, as the team started a three-game set with the San Francisco Giants in AT&T Park.

It’s the second time the Nats have traded Cole, who was originally dealt to the Oakland A’s back in 2011, then reacquired in 2013.

In 24 appearances, 22 of them as a starter with the Nationals, Cole put up a 5.32 ERA, a 5.34 FIP, 8.35 K/9, 3.93 BB/9, and a .274/.350/.495 line against in 110 innings.