Prospects Cole and Ray promoted to Single-A Hagerstown

Nationals high draft picks A.J. Cole and Robbie Ray have been promoted to the low Single-A Hagerstown Suns. Cole starts Saturday and replaces Cameron Selik who was promoted to high Single-A Potomac.

“They are both throwing very well in extended (spring training),” Nationals pitching coordinator Spin Williams said. “We wanted to give them an opportunity to pitch under the lights.”

Ray will start Monday for the Suns and replaces Taylor Jordan. Jordan is being placed on the seven-day disabled list after he was hit on the forearm with a pitch. Williams said they are being cautious with Jordan now by placing him on the disabled list.

Jordan has had an outstanding start to the season, going 5-0 with a 2.39 ERA.

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