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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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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

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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

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.
Tue, May 27, 2014 07:38:00 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.
Tue, May 20, 2014 05:21:00 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.
Tue, May 13, 2014 10:04:00 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.
Fri, May 9, 2014 05:00:00 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.
Wed, May 7, 2014 10:13:00 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.
Wed, May 7, 2014 07:11:00 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.
Wed, May 7, 2014 06:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Stephen Vogt
2Josh Phegley
1B1Ike Davis
2Mark Canha
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Eric Sogard
SS1Marcus Semien
3B1Brett Lawrie
LF1Coco Crisp
2Cody Ross
CF1Sam Fuld
2Craig Gentry
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Billy Butler
2Nate Freiman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Drew Pomeranz
5Kendall Graveman
6Sean Nolin
7Jarrod Parker
8A.J. Griffin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
3Eric O'Flaherty
4Dan Otero
5Fernando Abad
6Jesse Chavez
7Evan Scribner
8Chris Bassitt
9Taylor Thompson