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Aaron Cook | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (39) / 2/8/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Drafted: 1997 / Rd. 2 (0) / COL

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According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, right-hander Aaron Cook is unlikely to pitch in 2014.
The 35-year-old had been staging a comeback attempt, but the interest from major league teams apparently was not there. Cook hasn't appeared in the bigs since 2012, when he had a 5.65 ERA in 94 innings with Boston. Wed, Mar 12, 2014 04:41:00 PM

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that Aaron Cook is looking to make a comeback this season.

A tired arm forced Cook to shut things down for the season last year after just eight Triple-A starts. The soon-to-be 35-year-old says he's healthy now, though, and is looking for an opportunity. It will only require a minor league deal, so he shouldn't have trouble catching on somewhere.
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Rockies released RHP Aaron Cook.

Cook decided that he no longer wanted to pitch for Triple-A Colorado Springs after posting an 8.15 ERA over eight starts. It's not clear if the 34-year-old is considering retirement or just wanted to take some time off.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 03:15:00 PM

Rockies signed RHP Aaron Cook to a minor league contract.

Cook was released by the Phillies on Tuesday after posting a 3.38 ERA and 5/4 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings this spring. The 34-year-old was originally drafted by the Rockies in 1997 and posted a 4.53 ERA over 10 seasons with the club. While it's possible that he'll resurface in the major league rotation soon, he'll serve as minor league depth for the time being.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 05:17:00 PM

Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post hears that the Rockies are "expected to discuss internally" whether to sign Aaron Cook.

Cook was released by the Phillies on Tuesday after posting a 3.38 ERA and 5/4 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings this spring. The Rockies' rotation appears set, so there might not be room for him on the Opening Day roster initially.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 01:20:00 PM

Phillies released RHP Aaron Cook.

The Phillies had until Tuesday to add Cook to the 25-man roster or pay a $100,000 retention bonus to send him to the minors. However, they have allowed him to test the free agent market. The 34-year-old had a 5.65 ERA and 20/21 K/BB ratio over 94 innings with the Red Sox last season.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Phillies signed RHP Aaron Cook to a minor league contract with a spring training invite.

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi was first to report the signing. Cook is coming off a strange season with the Red Sox in which he compiled a 5.65 ERA and averaged just 1.91 K/9. The soon-to-be 34-year-old will provide insurance for the starting rotation and will make $1.625 million if he's on the major league roster.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 11:47:00 AM

FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Phillies have signed right-hander Aaron Cook to a minor league contract.

He'll make $1.625 million if he's on the major league roster. Cook, who turns 34 next month, posted a lousy 5.65 ERA and 20/21 K/BB ratio in 94 innings over 18 starts with the Red Sox last season. He'll function as rotation depth for Philadelphia.
Wed, Jan 16, 2013 09:39:00 AM

The Denver Post's Troy Renck lists Aaron Cook as one of the pitchers the Rockies are interested in signing to a minor league deal.

Renck also mentions Derek Lowe, Chris Volstad and Jeff Karstens. Karstens will almost surely require a guaranteed deal, something the Rockies would prefer not to offer, and Lowe probably would, as well. Volstad and Cook might be available on minor league deals, though. Cook, of course, spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Rockies. He posted a 5.65 ERA over 18 starts for the Red Sox in 2012.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jan 13, 2013 08:46:00 AM

Aaron Cook was obliterated in Friday's loss to the Orioles, allowing six runs on five hits in just one inning of work.

Cook also issued three walks without striking out any batters in the brutal outing. All of the damage came via the long ball, with Chris Davis blasting a two-run shot, and Ryan Flaherty adding on a grand slam. He now owns an unimpressive 4-11 record and 5.65 ERA on the season. His days as a major league starting pitcher appear to be numbered.
Fri, Sep 28, 2012 11:35:00 PM

Aaron Cook was knocked around in a no decision against the Orioles on Saturday afternoon, surrendering five runs on nine hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work.

Cook walked two and struck out one in the game. He departed with two men on and one out in the sixth inning, and a Ryan Flaherty two-run triple allowed both to score. He’s been very ineffective this season, posting a 4-10 record, 5.13 ERA and 20/18 K/BB ratio over his 93 innings. He’ll look for better results when he does battle against the Orioles in Baltimore on Saturday.
Sat, Sep 22, 2012 05:25:00 PM

Aaron Cook on Monday became the latest pitcher to stifle the Rays, holding them to one run over six innings in the 5-2 victory.

Cook predictably notched just one strikeout, but he also walked just one and allowed only five hits, none of which that went for extra bases. It’s just the second time in the righty’s last 11 starts that the Red Sox have come away victorious. He’ll carry a 4.93 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into this weekend’s start against the Orioles.
Mon, Sep 17, 2012 10:27:00 PM

Aaron Cook held the Mariners to two runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings of Wednesday's loss.

Cook also punched out a season-high five after entering this evening with an unfathomably bad 11 strikeouts through 70 2/3 innings. We're guessing he won't fare quite as well against the Yankees in Boston next Wednesday. Now 3-9 with a 5.17 ERA, Cook will be a free agent at season's end.
Thu, Sep 6, 2012 01:15:00 AM

Aaron Cook was tagged for six runs in 2 2/3 innings by the A's in Friday's loss.

Cook may have made his last start for the Red Sox tonight. He's now 3-8 with a 5.35 ERA for the season. Maybe he'd serve as an adequate NL fifth starter despite his abysmal strikeout rate, but it's not going to work out in the AL.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 01:22:00 AM

Aaron Cook is listed as the starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Royals.

The Dodgers' proposed trade for Josh Beckett has yet to be made official, but he obviously won't make his scheduled start. Jose Iglesias and Che Hseun Lin are expected to be recalled once the trade is finalized.
Sat, Aug 25, 2012 11:09:00 AM

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