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Ryan Cook | Relief Pitcher | #46

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: USC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 27 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Mariners purchased the contract of RHP Ryan Cook from Triple-A Tacoma.
The Mariners made room for him by optioning Christian Bergman back to Triple-A. A former All-Star, Cook hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2015 while battling a nagging elbow injury that eventually led to Tommy John surgery. He's been sharp in the minors this year, compiling a 2.03 ERA over 13 relief outings for Tacoma. He'll occupy a setup role in Seattle. May 17 - 5:35 PM

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Mariners reassigned RHP Ryan Cook and SS Zack Vincej to minor league camp.

Cook hasn't been able to pitch in an MLB game in two years because of various arm trouble, but showed some flashes this spring in the Cactus League that suggest he could help the Mariner bullpen at some point. Vincej was battling for a roster spot as the utility infielder, but that job goes to Austin Romine.
Mar 25 - 1:09 PM

Mariners re-signed RHP Ryan Cook to a minor league contract.

Cook elected free agency earlier in the week after being outrighted off of the M's 40-man roster. He missed the entire 2016 campaign before ultimately undergoing Tommy John surgery on October 20. He'll miss the entire 2017 season while recovering.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 09:07:00 PM

Ryan Cook has elected free agency.

Cook was outrighted off the Mariners' 40-man roster earlier this month, after undergoing Tommy John surgery on October 20. Cook did not throw a pitch at the major league level in 2016 due to elbow troubles and a severe lat strain. At one point a dominant late-inning reliever with the A's, his career has been completely derailed by injuries.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 02:44:00 PM

Mariners sent RHP Ryan Cook outright to Triple-A Tacoma.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Cook, 29, didn't throw a pitch in the majors this season due to a severe lat strain and eventually required Tommy John surgery in October. He'll be in rehab mode in 2017.
Wed, Nov 2, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Ryan Cook (back) tossed a 1-2-3 inning Sunday for the Mariners' affiliate in the rookie-level Arizona League.

It was his first rehab appearance, and the reviews were positive. Cook, out all year due to a severe lat strain, could become an option for the Mariners' bullpen after about two more weeks of minor league games. He was a terrific reliever for the A's before injuries threw his career off track in 2014.
Mon, Jul 11, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Ryan Cook (back) will begin a rehab assignment with the Mariners' Arizona Rookie League affiliate on Sunday.

Cook has been out all season with a severe lat strain. It's unclear how many rehab appearances he might need, but it will obviously be a decent-sized number.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 10:56:00 AM

Ryan Cook (back) has been throwing well at extended spring training, per manager Scott Servais.

Cook was placed on the 60-day disabled list in mid-March with a severe lat strain. He's thought to be ahead of fellow Mariners reliever Evan Scribner, who is also sidelined because of a lat strain. Cook could become an option for the Seattle bullpen in June.
Tue, May 10, 2016 10:20:00 PM

Mariners placed RHP Ryan Cook on the 60-day disabled list with a right lat strain.

The 28-year-old right-hander was a longshot to crack the M's bullpen this spring, and they needed a roster spot with Saturday's signing of Rob Brantly, so to the disabled list he goes. Expect him to work his way into the bullpen mix at some point during the upcoming season.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 03:03:00 PM

Ryan Cook is suffering from a lat strain.

It was initially called a sore back, but Mariners skipper Scott Servais revealed the true diagnosis on Wednesday in camp. Cook is almost certainly going to open the 2016 season on the 15-day disabled list. He was a longshot to crack Seattle's major league roster anyway after yielding 18 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings last summer between Oakland and Boston. The 28-year-old right-hander's once-promising career has been completely derailed by injuries.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 10:33:00 PM

Ryan Cook is being slowed by a sore back.

It doesn't sound like anything major, but any sort of physical setback will hurt Cook's chances of cracking the Mariners' bullpen for Opening Day. He threw just 8 2/3 innings at the major league level in 2015 due to forearm issues and surrendered 18 earned runs in that limited exposure. The right-hander had a shiny 2.60 ERA in 190 2/3 innings with the A's between 2012-2014.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 10:20:00 AM

Mariners signed RHP Ryan Cook to a one-year contract.

While it was originally reported that Cook garnered only a minor league contract, the deal actually places him on the 40-man roster. Cook held a shiny 2.60 ERA in 190 2/3 innings with the A's between 2012-2014, but forearm issues have derailed his career. The 28-year-old right-hander surrendered 18 earned runs in 8 2/3 innings with Oakland and Boston in 2015.
Thu, Jan 7, 2016 06:08:00 PM

Cubs non-tendered RHP Ryan Cook.

The Cubs claimed Cook off waivers from the Red Sox in early November. He was eligible for arbitration, though, and Chicago opted to let him hit free agency. While the right-handed reliever was rocked for 19 runs in just 8 2/3 innings at the major league level in 2015, he held sub-3.50 ERA's in three seasons with Oakland prior to his recent struggles. Any clubs looking to sign him will likely lean more on those numbers than the disastrous ones he posted during the 2015 campaign.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 09:04:00 PM

Cubs claimed RHP Ryan Cook off waivers from the Red Sox.

The Cubs are hoping Cook can bounce back after he held an 18.69 ERA over just nine relief appearances for the A's and Red Sox. The reliever posted a 2.60 ERA with over a strikeout per inning in the three seasons prior to that.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 03:11:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 01:02:00 PM

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