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Ryan Cook | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed Friday that he's still planning on using a closer by committee in the ninth inning, but that Ryan Cook is not yet a part of that mix.
Cook is working his way back from a right shoulder strain, having just been activated off the disabled list on Monday. Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle and Dan Otero are expected to share chances in the ninth inning for the time being. Apr 11 - 8:31 PM

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A's manager Bob Melvin said Thursday that he plans to use a committee at closer.

Jim Johnson was demoted from the ninth-inning role after yet another poor outing on Wednesday. The committee will be made up of Ryan Cook, Luke Gregerson, Dan Otero, and Sean Doolittle. Cook profiles best as a closer out of that group, but he was just activated from the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
Apr 10 - 2:07 PM

Athletics activated RHP Ryan Cook from the 15-day disabled list.

Cook will join the A's bullpen on Monday. He battled a right shoulder strain this spring but is fully healthy now and should step right into a setup role. The right-hander is a decent fantasy stash with Oakland closer Jim Johnson experiencing early-season struggles.
Apr 7 - 10:15 AM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) is scheduled to throw two innings in a rehab game with Class-A Stockton on Saturday.

He's already eligible to be activated from the disabled list, so as soon as he's deemed ready, he'll rejoin the Athletics bullpen. With Jim Johnson struggling in the ninth inning, he'll immediately be thrust back into high-leverage situations.
Apr 5 - 2:27 PM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) threw a successful simulated game Monday.

Cook has been nursing a right shoulder strain since early on in spring training, but it doesn't appear he's that far away from returning. He's eligible to be activated on Saturday and is seems like he should be ready then or shortly after.
Mar 31 - 7:32 PM

Athletics placed RHP Ryan Cook on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, due to a right shoulder strain.

The issue is believed to be minor, and with the backdated DL stint, Cook is eligible to return to the A's bullpen as early as April 5. Luke Gregerson will function as the primary setup option until his return.
Mar 29 - 8:34 AM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) will start the season on the disabled list, A's manager Bob Melvin said Sunday.

Cook has been working back from shoulder inflammation, and the few days he's behind are enough to keep him off the Opening Day roster. Cook won't pitch in another game this spring, though, so he'll be eligible to come off on April 5. He should be back pitching in Coliseum in short order.
Mar 23 - 12:45 PM

Ryan Cook threw 17 pitches in a minor league game on Saturday.

The right-hander registered four outs with his 17 pitches, including two strikeouts. Cook still has a few days to get into game shape before Opening Day after shoulder inflammation set him back earlier in spring. With each successful outing it's becoming more and more likely he'll be ready to go for the opener.
Mar 22 - 5:50 PM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) believes he'll make his spring debut on Saturday.

Cook successfully completed a 21-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and game action is next up on the docket. Oakland has eased Cook into action because of shoulder inflammation. The right-hander would seem to be about a 50/50 proposition to begin the season on the disabled list.
Mar 19 - 2:18 PM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) is scheduled to make an appearance in a simulated game on Thursday.

Cook threw live batting practice on Sunday in A's camp and reported no issues. He has been taking it easy this spring because of shoulder inflammation, but the right-hander should be ready to join the A's bullpen by mid-April. He's expected to serve as the primary setup man to new Oakland closer Jim Johnson.
Mar 18 - 5:43 PM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) will throw live batting practice Sunday.

It's the first time he's done so since showing up with shoulder inflammation. Cook has made some nice progress and seems likely to appear in games soon, but he's not expected to be ready for the start of the season.
Mar 16 - 12:45 PM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) said after a 20-pitch bullpen session Thursday that it's the "best I've felt" all spring.

Cook has been limited in camp since showing up with shoulder inflammation, but he's been throwing off a mound for a week now and is progressing steadily. The A's reliever is running out of time but remains optimistic he can get ready for Opening Day. It's not clear when he'll first appear in Cactus League action.
Mar 13 - 8:57 PM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) said Saturday that he felt great after his second spring bullpen session.

Cook was able to ramp up to full velocity for the first time this spring, and noted that his shoulder felt fine before and after the session. The hard-throwing 26-year-old is expected to work in a setup capacity in front of new closer Jim Johnson.
Mar 8 - 1:25 PM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session of the spring on Thursday in A's camp.

Cook made 20 throws and reported feeling fine. He had some inflammation in his right shoulder in February but should be able to get on track rather quickly. The talented 26-year-old right-hander is probably next in line for saves in Oakland behind new closer Jim Johnson.
Mar 6 - 11:59 AM

Ryan Cook (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Thursday in A's camp.

Cook has been dealing with right shoulder inflammation since early February. "It's going to be close as far as Opening Day," Athletics manager Bob Melvin acknowledged in camp on Monday morning.
Mar 3 - 11:39 AM

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2Alberto Callaspo
3Nick Punto
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2Jake Elmore
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LF1Yoenis Cespedes
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2Craig Gentry
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S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3A.J. Griffin
4Dan Straily
5Jesse Chavez
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Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Sean Doolittle
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Drew Pomeranz
8Fernando Abad
9Fernando Rodriguez