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Ryan Cook | Relief Pitcher | #29

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/30/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 217
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: USC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 27 (0) / ARZ
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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

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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

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.
Mon, Aug 17, 2015 03:47:00 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.
Tue, Aug 11, 2015 03:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
3Jesus Sucre
4Steven Baron
1B1Daniel Vogelbach
2Danny Valencia
3D.J. Peterson
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Jarrod Dyson
2Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Mitch Haniger
2Ben Gamel
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Chris Heston
8Robert Whalen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Marc Rzepczynski
4Nick Vincent
5Evan Scribner
6James Pazos
7Casey Fien
8Daniel Altavilla
9Shae Simmons
10Paul Fry
11Thyago Vieira
12Micah Owings
13Christian Bergman