Nationals first baseman/outfielder Tyler Moore (ankle) was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list Thursday. Washington also recalled A.J. Cole from Triple-A Syracuse.
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.
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.
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.
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.