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Ryan Cook | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox recalled RHP Ryan Cook from Triple-A Pawtucket.
The Red Sox acquired Cook from the A's on August 1. He held a 4.05 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 26/14 K/BB ratio across 33 1/3 innings with his former club. In 9 1/3 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket, he had yet to allow a run. While Cook likely won't be seeing any high-leverage work, he's not the worst you could do for a September call-up. Sep 1 - 1:02 PM

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Red Sox optioned RHP Ryan Cook to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Cook was pounded for five runs in two-thirds of an inning in Saturday's 22-10 win over the Mariners. The 28-year-old right-hander may get another try come September.
Aug 17 - 3:47 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Ryan Cook from Triple-A Pawtucket.

With Koji Uehara set to miss the rest of the season with a wrist fracture, the Red Sox needed another arm in the bullpen. That would be Cook, who they acquired on August 1 from the A's. With Oakland's Triple-A squad, he held a 4.05 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 26/14 K/BB ratio across 33 1/3 innings. He won't see closing or setup duty, but could be in line for some holds if he earns the Red Sox trust in lower leverage situations.
Aug 11 - 3:49 PM

Red Sox acquired RHP Ryan Cook from the Athletics for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

The 28-year-old right-hander and former closer of the Athletics has spent the majority of the 2014 season at Triple-A Nashville where he has posted a 4.05 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 26/14 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 innings. He's a nice low-cost gamble for the Red Sox.
Aug 1 - 12:41 AM

Alex Speier of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox have acquired Ryan Cook from the Athletics.

They're sending cash to the A's. Cook has spent almost all season at Triple-A, posting a 4.05 ERA. The A's likely would have non-tendered him this winter, so they decided to pick up a little cash for him now.
Jul 31 - 4:26 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Ryan Cook to Triple-A Nashville.

Cook was hammered for five runs over 4 1/3 innings during his week up with the big club. Chad Smith has taken his spot in the bullpen.
May 3 - 11:54 AM

Athletics recalled RHP Ryan Cook from Triple-A Nashville.

Cook failed to crack the Opening Day roster following a poor Cactus League showing, but he bounced back with five scoreless appearances at Nashville. The A's will use him in middle relief.
Apr 26 - 12:04 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Ryan Cook to Triple-A Sacramento.

Cook hasn't looked right in Cactus League play, allowing 10 runs over 5 1/3 innings, and manager Bob Melvin says he wants the right-hander to work the kinks out in a pressure-free environment. Cook will definitely get an opportunity with the A's at some point during the upcoming season. It speaks to the depth in the Oakland bullpen that the A's can afford to send him down.
Mar 24 - 8:04 PM

Athletics and RHP Ryan Cook avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.4 million contract.

The deal also includes incentives that can push the deal up higher. Cook held a 3.42 ERA over 54 appearances last season while striking out a batter per frame. He'll help set up again in 2015.
Jan 16 - 2:45 PM

Ryan Cook was called on to earn the save Sunday but instead took the loss against the Astros.

Brought in to protect a one-run lead, Cook proceeded to walk three of the four batters he faced before giving way to Fernando Abad. While Abad officially blew the save, both runners belonged to Cook. He's now 1-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 50 appearances.
Sun, Sep 7, 2014 10:00:00 PM

Ryan Cook pitched a scoreless inning Monday, giving him 20 consecutive appearances in which he hasn't allowed a run.

He's pitched 19 innings during that span. If Cook had opened the season healthy, there's a good chance that he'd be Oakland's closer, with Sean Doolittle still pitching in a setup role. There's no reason for the A's to have them switch roles now, but Cook is back looking like one of the AL's top relievers.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 11:36:00 PM

Ryan Cook got his first save of the season, recording four outs in Sunday's win over the Marlins.

Sean Doolittle was unavailable, having pitched two days in a row and blowing the save on Saturday. Cook entered with two outs in the eighth inning, getting Giancarlo Stanton to ground out to end the inning. He then enjoyed a tidy 1-2-3 ninth inning. Cook sports a 3.91 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a 25/15 K/BB ratio. Barring a rash of injuries, Cook is unlikely to get more than one or two more save chances the rest of the way.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 04:11:00 PM

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

As expected. Cook has been out for about a month with a right forearm strain, but he had no issues during a rehab game on Saturday. He'll return to a 2.92 ERA and 15/9 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Ryan Cook (forearm) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said so during an appearance on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM on Tuesday morning. Cook has been out for about a month with a right forearm strain, but he made it through a minor league rehab appearance on Saturday without incident.
Tue, Jun 3, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Ryan Cook (forearm) is aiming to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Saturday.

Cook threw another bullpen session on Thursday morning and reported feeling great. He is on track to return to the A's bullpen early next week. The right-handed setup man has been out since May 8 with a forearm strain.
Thu, May 29, 2014 01:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
4Sandy Leon
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Jackie Bradley
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Allen Craig
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Jean Machi
3Junichi Tazawa
4Alexi Ogando
5Craig Breslow
6Robbie Ross
7Tommy Layne
8Heath Hembree
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro
11Noe Ramirez
12Ryan Cook