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34 A.J. Cole RP

Cleveland Indians

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May 11, 2019 01:52 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Called up by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was recalled by the Indians on Saturday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Cole has an unimpressive 5.05 career ERA in 148 major-league innings. He's worked as both a starter and reliever in the past but appears to be up as a reliever this time, as he's pitched exclusively out of the pen for Triple-A Columbus this season, recording a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings. Cody Anderson was optioned in a corresponding move.

March 21, 2019 02:12 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Beginning season in minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was reassigned to minor-league camp Wednesday, Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Cole was designated for assignment in February but still stuck around major-league camp until this point as a non-roster invitee. The 27-year-old allowed five runs (four earned) on 10 hits through eight innings this spring. He will rejoin Triple-A Columbus to begin the season.

February 12, 2019 11:44 AM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole cleared waivers Monday and will remain in the Indians' organization.

Cole was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus but will still be in major-league camp as a non-roster invitee. The 27-year-old projected as a potential mid-rotation starter as a prospect but has yet to put things together at the big-league level, recording a 5.05 ERA in 148 innings.

February 4, 2019 04:20 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Removed from 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Monday.

Cole was removed from the roster to make way for the newly acquired Nick Wittgren, who came over in a trade from Miami. Cole lasted less than a month on the Indians' 40-man roster after being claimed from the Yankees in January and could be on his way to his third team of the offseason should any team be interested in a 27-year-old with a career 5.05 ERA.

January 11, 2019 08:16 PM
Indians' A.J. Cole: Picked up by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was claimed by the Indians on Friday.

Cole was designated for assignment by the Yankees a week ago, and it didn't take long for Cleveland to scoop him up. The 27-year-old right-hander spent the majority of his 2018 season in the big leagues but failed to find much success, posting a 6.14 ERA and 1.59 WHIP with 59 strikeouts over 48.1 innings. He'll aim to earn a spot in the Indians' bullpen during spring training.

January 4, 2019 03:36 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Friday to make room for new signing Troy Tulowitzki.

Cole's 4.26 ERA in 38.0 innings for the Yankees last season was at least better than the 13.06 mark he posted in 10.1 innings for the Nationals prior to a late-April trade, but he didn't do enough to convince the team to keep him on the roster. His career 5.05 ERA over parts of four seasons won't send teams scrambling to claim him off waivers, but he was formerly at least a moderately interesting prospect, so at least one team may take a chance.

July 3, 2018 12:52 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Reinstated from disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (neck) was activated from the 10-day DL on Tuesday.

As expected, Cole will rejoin the Yankees after appearing in a pair of minor-league rehab outings with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last week. He will slide back into a long-relief role with the Yankees moving forward.

July 3, 2018 02:36 AM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Slated for activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (neck) will be reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports.

After making a minor-league start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Cole will return to the big leagues. Through 11 appearances this season, he's posted an ugly 6.17 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with a 25:12 K:BB over 23.1 innings.

June 28, 2018 01:24 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Makes rehab appearance at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (neck) made a rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday. He retired none of the five batters he faced and was charged with three runs on three hits and two walks.

Cole threw 26 pitches before giving way to the bullpen in what marked his first appearance in a game at any level since June 19. Prior to that, Cole hadn't been used out of the big-league bullpen since May 28, so the Yankees may want to have him make a few appearance in the minors before activating him from the disabled list. The right-hander will likely serve in a long-relief role for the Yankees once he's reinstated.

June 21, 2018 02:48 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Lands on disabled list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was put on the 10-day disabled list with a neck strain.

Cole will be eligible to return from the shelf against Boston on June 30. The 26-year-old has appeared in seven games for the Yankees this season, posting a 0.69 ERA and 0.92 WHIP with a 15:6 K:BB across 13 innings of relief. In a corresponding move, the club activated Luis Cessa (oblique) from the disabled list prior to Thursday's contest.

June 18, 2018 03:20 PM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Not starting suspended game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole won't open for the Yankees on Monday when the club resumes its May 15 suspended game against the Nationals, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports.

Since Cole offered a fresh arm in long relief after having not made an appearance out of the New York bullpen since May 28, there was some thought that he might be summoned into action with the two sides picking things up with the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. It appears the Yankees aren't comfortable turning to Cole late in a tied game, so setup ace Chad Green will instead open for the club.

June 18, 2018 09:36 AM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Could start suspended game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole is the top candidate to take the hill for the Yankees on Monday when they resume their game with the Nationals that was suspended due to rain May 15, Sweeny Murti of Sports Radio 66 WFAN reports.

The game was suspended with the score at 3-3 in the bottom of the sixth inning. Though Cole has gone unused out of the Yankees bullpen since May 28, he has kept his arm conditioned by throwing simulated games and live batting practice. He should be able to cover as many innings as the Yankees need out of him before the two sides make up a May 16 postponed game 30 minutes after the suspended game is completed.

April 24, 2018 11:12 AM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Not long for Yankees roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole is unlikely to be with the Yankees for long, as he is expected to be designated for assignment in the coming days/weeks, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

The Yankees have a roster churn going, with former long man David Hale getting designated for assignment Monday and Cole likely to follow a similar path after serving as a mop-up man in the short term. The Yankees have better internal options if a rotation spot opens, and better internal options for mid-to-high leverage relief pitching, so they're simply using Cole for short-term low-leverage bullpen work. The 26-year-old righty has a 5.32 ERA in 110 MLB innings.

April 24, 2018 05:06 AM
Yankees' A.J. Cole: Acquired by Yankees
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was sent to the Yankees for cash considerations Monday.

Cole was designated for assignment Friday, but will be added to both the Yankees' 40-man and 25-man roster after the trade. The 26-year-old has appeared in four games this season, tossing 10.1 innings and accruing a 13.06 ERA.

April 20, 2018 05:48 PM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Friday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

In a corresponding move, Washington selected the contract of Carlos Torres from Triple-A Syracuse. Over four appearances with the Nationals this season, Cole allowed 15 earned runs off 16 hits and six walks in 10.1 innings split between the rotation and bullpen. The 26-year-old will be exposed to waivers in the coming days. If unclaimed, he will report to Syracuse and remain organizational depth for Washington.

April 17, 2018 12:24 PM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Gets win in relief Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (1-1) was credited with his first win of the season in Monday's 8-6 victory over the Mets despite allowing two runs on two hits and a walk in one inning of relief. He struck out one.

The right-hander was bumped to the bullpen when the Nats added Jeremy Hellickson to the roster, and while Cole's first relief appearance of the season wasn't exactly a rousing success, he was in the right place at the right time to benefit from the team's six-run rally in the top of the eighth inning. He does have 10 strikeouts in 10 innings so far in 2018, but he's also served up five homers and walked six batters, saddling him with an ugly 12.60 ERA and 2.10 WHIP.

April 16, 2018 11:52 AM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Not starting Monday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole won't start Monday's game against the Mets, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

Cole's next turn in the rotation would have been scheduled for Monday, but the Nationals will instead appoint Jeremy Hellickson to fill the fifth-starter role. With Hellickson ready to take on a starter's workload following a delayed start to spring training, Cole, who doesn't have any minor-league options remaining, appears likely to work out of the Washington bullpen for the time being. The 26-year-old right-hander gave up 12 earned runs on 13 hits and five walks over nine frames in his two starts this season.

April 12, 2018 11:12 AM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Bounces back in second start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole allowed two runs on three hits and two walks across 5.1 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Braves. He struck out five.

It was a solid bounce-back effort from Cole, who allowed 10 runs through 3.2 innings to this same Braves lineup last week. It looked like the 26-year-old was headed for another disastrous outing after allowing a homer to Ozzie Albies on the third pitch of the game, but Cole settled in from there and retired 10 of the next 11 batters he faced before serving up another solo homer in the fourth frame (this one to Kurt Suzuki). Cole was sharp aside from the pair of solo shots, though his solid effort still may not be enough to keep him in the big-league rotation, as Jeremy Hellickson is close to being fully stretched out. If Cole is given another start, he would likely match up against the Mets on Monday.

April 4, 2018 11:00 AM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Shelled for 10 earned runs in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole (0-1) allowed 10 runs on 10 hits and three walks while taking the loss in Tuesday's start against the Braves. He struck out four.

Cole was victimized early and often in this one, allowing eight total runs over the first two innings, including a three-run home run in each. He threw 65 percent of his pitches for strikes, but he simply failed to keep the Braves lineup off balance and finished with one of the ugliest pitching lines you could see all year. Cole is still yet to prove he can compete at this level, which could force the organization to consider other options for his scheduled turn against this same Atlanta outfit Monday.

March 29, 2018 10:04 AM
Nationals' A.J. Cole: Will take hill Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Cole will make the fifth start of the season for the Nationals on Tuesday in Atlanta.

Thursday's rainout bumps Max Scherzer back a day, but otherwise doesn't affect the Nats' rotation. Cole hasn't had much success in the majors in limited opportunities over the last three seasons, but his 16:7 K:BB in 13 innings this spring at least offers some hope that he's ready to handle a regular role. If the 26-year-old falters out of the gate, though, Jeremy Hellickson -- a late spring free-agent signing -- could quickly replace Cole in the rotation after the veteran gets fully stretched out.

Situational Stats
vs LHB 8.000 3.38019
vs RHB 13.100 3.380516
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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Pitching Stats
2015WAS00 5.79310011 9.1141161019
2016WAS12 5.17880000 38.1372422721439
2017WAS35 3.811180000 52.0512322832744
2018WAS-NYY42 6.143220001 48.15538331502259
2019CLE21 3.382100000 21.12413840625
Total 1010 4.8475190012 169.11811099135570176
Batting Stats
2015WAS3200000000 .000 .000 .000
2016WAS8700000400 .000 .000 .000
2017WAS111402002500 .250 .143 .143
2018WAS-NYY32311110100 .3331.333 .333
2019CLE21000000000 --- --- ---
Total 7526131121000 .179 .231 .115
Fielding Stats
2015WASP3140310 .750
2016WASP8800000 ---
2018WAS-NYYP32282510 .875
Total  75192351620 .913
More Pitching Stats
2015WAS1812 0.6700001 .34144 14.5 .4630
2016WAS12155 0.3821001 .248168 12.4 .4630
2017WAS05252 1.0651012 .262229 14.0 .4410
2018WAS-NYY13649 0.7810102 .281221 14.3 .5771
2019CLE01527 0.5611100 .27097 12.7 .4940
Total 3132195 0.7093216 .270759 13.6 .4941
Minor League Pitching Stats
2010ASX-Vermont Lake Monster00 0.0010000 1.01000011
2011AFX-Hagerstown Suns47 4.042018000 89.08747406224108
2012AFA-Stockton Ports07 7.8288000 38.0604033731031
2012AFX-Burlington Bees63 2.071919000 95.27832227419102
2013AFA-Potomac Nationals63 4.251818000 97.196504612423102
2013AA-Harrisburg Senators42 2.1877000 45.1311311301049
2014AAA-Syracuse Chiefs70 3.431111000 63.0693024911750
2014AA-Harrisburg Senators63 2.921414110 71.0793023131561
2015AAA-Syracuse Chiefs56 3.152119000105.2914037943476
2016AAA-Syracuse Chiefs88 4.262222200124.2131645916135109
2017AAA-Syracuse Chiefs45 5.881818000 93.11276561733679

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Winter Springs, FL
Cleveland Indians

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