By Jeff Todd

AJ Cole

The Yankees have acquired righty A.J. Cole from the Nationals, per club announcements. Cash considerations will go to the Washington organization in return. To clear a roster spot, the Yankees designated fellow right-hander David Hale for assignment.

Cole, 26, had recently been designated by the Nats after a poor start to the current season. He’s out of options, so he’ll go directly onto the Yankees’ MLB roster, where he could work as a longman from the bullpen.