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Nationals call up Taylor Jordan, option A.J. Cole to Triple-A Syracuse

May 24, 2015, 11:56 AM EDT

Apr 28, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Washington Nationals starting pitcher A.J. Cole pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

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.

  1. Ghost of Steve M. - May 24, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    “Ghost of Steve M. on May 24, 2015 at 9:11 am
    I expect a roster move today with either Strasburg going to the DL for an “ankle” or Cole optioned back to AAA and Taylor Jordan getting the call-up. He’s been one of the best starters in Syracuse.

    With Solis on the DL and Cole spent and Roark pitching tomorrow, the Nats have few options with Gio pitching today to back him up as Blake Treinen is the only viable long man today and if you spend him, there is nobody to back-up Gio.

    Taylor Jordan is scheduled to pitch today for Syracuse on an extra days rest since they had an off-day on Thursday. No word if he’s been scratched yet.”

    No surprise.

  2. Ghost of Steve M. - May 24, 2015 at 12:51 PM

    “Ghost of Steve M. on May 24, 2015 at 9:11 am
    I expect a roster move today with either Strasburg going to the DL for an “ankle” or Cole optioned back to AAA and Taylor Jordan getting the call-up. He’s been one of the best starters in Syracuse.

    With Solis on the DL and Cole spent and Roark pitching tomorrow, the Nats have few options with Gio pitching today to back him up as Blake Treinen is the only viable long man today and if you spend him, there is nobody to back-up Gio.

    Taylor Jordan is scheduled to pitch today for Syracuse on an extra days rest since they had an off-day on Thursday. No word if he’s been scratched yet.”

    No surprise.

    • ehay2k - May 24, 2015 at 4:37 PM

      You might want to stop these self-congratulatory posts because they detract from the original good post. You appear to have patted yourself on the back in two different threads on the same topic. It looks, well, needy.

  3. Nats Fan Zee - May 24, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Not an unexpected move to get a fresh arm

  4. stoatva - May 24, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Next up, Strasburg to 60 day DL with bruised collateral ego.

    • Drew - May 24, 2015 at 3:14 PM

      The back patting could put Ghost in traction.

      • masterfishkeeper - May 24, 2015 at 3:43 PM

        Yes, and he owes himself a beer!

      • unkyd59 - May 24, 2015 at 4:31 PM

        HAHA!!

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