aj cole


[Updated: 5:52 p.m.]


To clear room on their roster for rookie pitcher Joe Ross, the Nationals made a pair of roster moves on Saturday in sending A.J.


The Nationals have optioned right-hander A.J. Cole - considered their second-best pitching prospect - to Triple-A Syracuse, ending his outside shot of earning a roster spot this spring.


With spring training just weeks away, publications all around baseball are releasing their rankings of the top prospects in the minor leagues.