Yankees acquire RHP AJ Cole from Nationals; Hale DFA after Yankee debut

After pitching last night, the Yankees designated David Hale for assignment and signed right-handed pitcher AJ Cole to the roster.

Cole, 26, pitched with the Nationals and ended the 2017 with a 3–5 record and a 3.81 ERA across 52 innings, starting eight games and appearing in relief in three others, giving up 22 earned runs on 51 hits, eight of them home runs, and with 44 strikeouts and 27 walks.


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