Yankees make trade with Nationals for bullpen depth

David Hale threw two scoreless innings Monday night in his Yankees debut and then was replaced on the roster by right-hander A.J. Cole.

Cole was designated for assignment by the Nationals on Friday and dealt to the Yankees for cash considerations on Monday.

The 26-year-old Cole made four appearances (two starts) for the Nationals and went 1-1 with a 13.06 ERA.

Promoted from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, Hale worked the eighth and ninth Monday and then was designated for assignment.

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