A. J. Cole

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A. J. Cole
Washington Nationals
Born: (1992-01-05) January 5, 1992 (age 22)
Winter Springs, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Andrew Jordan Cole (born January 5, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball. He is a top 100 prospect by MLB.com

Cole was selected by the Washington Nationals in the fourth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He received a $2 million signing bonus, a record bonus for a fourth round pick.[1]

On December 23, 2011, Cole was traded with Derek Norris, Tommy Milone and Brad Peacock to the Oakland Athletics for Gio Gonzalez and Robert Gilliam.[2]

On January 16, 2013, Cole was traded back to Washington along with Blake Treinen and a player to be named later (Ian Krol) in a three-team trade that sent Michael Morse to the Seattle Mariners and John Jaso to Oakland.[3] Cole was named to appear in the 2013 All-Star Futures Game.[4] He was promoted to the Harrisburg Senators of the Class AA Eastern League during the season.[5]


  1. ^ Potomac Nationals. "Potomac Nationals Right-Handed Pitcher A.J. Cole Selected to 2013 Sirius/XM All-Star Futures Game | Potomac Nationals News". Milb.com. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Nationals land left-hander Gio Gonzalez, send four prospects to Athletics | nationals.com: News". Washington.nationals.mlb.com. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ Kilgore, Adam (January 16, 2013). "Nationals trade Michael Morse for A.J. Cole in three-team deal". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wagner, James (July 9, 2013). "A.J. Cole named to the Futures Game". Washingtonpost.com. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ Raymond, Jonathan (January 2, 2013). "Cole finding his way in Double-A | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved December 2, 2013. 

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