|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||8/20/1989|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 200 lbs|
|From||Simi Valley, CA|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 29|
Cole worked around a base hit to toss two shutout innings while operating as the Angels' opening pitcher in the team's 10-0 loss to the Mariners on Friday.
Making his third appearance as an opener this season, Cole aced the test, facing the minimum six batters in two innings before giving way to primary pitcher Jaime Barria. Manager Brad Ausmus said after the loss that he has no imminent plans to shake up the rotation, so Cole could be tasked with serving as the Angels' opener ahead of Barria and/or Felix Pena heading into the upcoming week.
Cole will serve as the opener for Friday's game against the Mariners, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
Cole owns a 4.58 ERA in 19.2 innings of work for the Angels this season. He'll face the toughest part of the Mariners' order before turning things over to Felix Pena.
Cole was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday.
Jaime Barria pitched Wednesday and would not have been available to pitch again before the All-Star break, so the Angels made the logical decision to swap him out for a fresh arm in Cole. This will be Cole's fifth stint with the major-league team this season. He has struggled to a 4.86 ERA and 1.62 WHIP with the Angels and will likely pitch primarily in mop-up duty.