May 24, 2015, 11:56 AM EDT
The Nationals have called up right hander Taylor Jordan and optioned A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse, the team announced before Sunday’s game vs. the Phillies.
The move comes one day after Cole pitched four-plus innings in relief. With Tanner Roark slated to start his first game of the season in Chicago Monday, the Nationals were in need of a fresh reliever who could provide innings should Roark have a short outing.
This is the second time that Cole has been sent down to Syracuse since April 29. In three appearances for the Nats (one start, two relief outings), he has a 5.79 ERA with nine strikeouts and one walk. He earned his first career save in San Diego on May 15.
Jordan, who was 1-2 with a 2.14 ERA at Syracuse, will join the Nats for the second time in 2015. He has yet to make an appearance in a game this season.
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