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Ryan Cook | Relief Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Sep 7 - 10:00 PM

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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.
Aug 11 - 11:36 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.
Jun 29 - 4:11 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.
Jun 3 - 12:55 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.
Jun 3 - 12:09 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.
May 29 - 1:46 PM

Ryan Cook (forearm) threw all of his pitches during a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

Cook felt great and will throw another 'pen session Thursday. It's not clear what the next step is after that, but a simulated game or two and then a rehab assignment is likely. If all goes well, he could be back in the A's bullpen pretty soon.
May 27 - 7:38 PM

Ryan Cook (forearm) has been cleared to throw.

Cook will start out with light games of catch before eventually advancing to bullpen sessions and then simulated games. The right-hander has been on the disabled list since May 8 with a right forearm strain. If all goes well, he could be back in early June.
May 20 - 5:21 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Ryan Cook (forearm) "feels really good."

Cook hasn't resumed throwing yet, but he's responded well to exercises. "When you hear forearm, you can't help but think Tommy John, but we certainly don't expect that to be the case, and I know he's kind of champing at the bit to get going," Melvin said.
May 13 - 10:04 PM

Athletics placed RHP Ryan Cook on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 8, with a right forearm strain.

The results of the MRI on Cook's forearm aren't yet known, but obviously the injury is bad enough that he's going to need at least a couple weeks of down time. It's his second trip to the DL, as he dealt with shoulder issues at the beginning of the season.
May 9 - 5:00 PM

Ryan Cook will have an MRI taken of his strained right forearm.

Cook sustained the injury during the first game of the Athletics' doubleheader with the Mariners on Wednesday. For his part, Cook said he's "really optimistic" the injury isn't serious. More should be known Thursday.
May 7 - 10:13 PM

Ryan Cook left Wednesday's game against the Mariners with a right forearm strain.

It's bad news for the reliever, who dealt with shoulder issues to start the year. He's likely looking at a return trip to the disabled list.
May 7 - 7:11 PM

Ryan Cook left the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Mariners with an undisclosed injury.

Cook came on in the top of the 10th inning and faced four batters, leaving with runners on the corners and two outs. Cook's replacement, Daniel Otero, immediately allowed the inherited runner to score, adding insult to the not-so-proverbial injury. More on Cook's status should be known shortly.
May 7 - 6:49 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Eric Sogard
2Nick Punto
SS1Marcus Semien
2Andy Parrino
3Tyler Ladendorf
3B1Brett Lawrie
2Renato Nunez
3Alden Carrithers
LF1Stephen Vogt
2Sam Fuld
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Billy Burns
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2John Jaso
3Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Drew Pomeranz
6Chris Bassitt
7Sean Nolin
8Jarrod Parker
9A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Ryan Cook
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5R.J. Alvarez
6Fernando Abad
7Evan Scribner
8Drew Pomeranz
9Eury de la Rosa
10Kendall Graveman
11Pat Venditte