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Ryan Cook | Relief Pitcher | #48

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 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. Jan 7 - 6:08 PM

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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

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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:41:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 04:26:00 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.
Sun, May 3, 2015 11:54:00 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.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015 12:04:00 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.
Tue, Mar 24, 2015 08:04:00 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.
Fri, Jan 16, 2015 02:45:00 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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Steve Clevenger
3Jesus Sucre
4Steven Lerud
5Steven Baron
1B1Adam Lind
2Jesus Montero
3Dae-ho Lee
4Gaby Sanchez
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Luis Sardinas
3B1Kyle Seager
2Ed Lucas
LF1Nori Aoki
2Shawn O'Malley
3Stefen Romero
CF1Leonys Martin
2Boog Powell
RF1Seth Smith
2Franklin Gutierrez
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3Taijuan Walker
4James Paxton
5Wade Miley
6Nate Karns
7Jose Torres
8Joe Wieland
9Donn Roach
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Steve Cishek
2Joaquin Benoit
3Charlie Furbush
4David Rollins
5Mayckol Guaipe
6Evan Scribner
7Jonathan Aro
8Justin De Fratus
9Vidal Nuno
10Tony Zych
11Joel Peralta
12Casey Coleman
13Blake Parker
14Ryan Cook