The Yankees acquired RHP A.J. Cole from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations, the team announced Monday night.
Cole, whom the Nationals designated for assignment last week, went 1-1 with a 13.06 ERA in four games (two starts) for Washington this season, giving up 15 runs, 16 hits and six home runs in 10 1/3 innings.
Last season, Cole, 26, went 3-5 with a 3.81 ERA in 11 games (eight starts).
To make room for Cole on the 40-man roster, New York designated RHP David Hale, who surrendered three hits in two scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Minnesota Twins, for assignment.
Hale, 30, had not pitched in the majors since 2016, when he made two relief appearances for the Colorado Rockies.