OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
1 month ago

Cook agreed to a minor league contract with the Mariners on Friday, MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander will spend the entire year rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, which was performed Oct. 20. An All-Star in 2012, Cook has made just nine appearances at the major league level over the past two years. He suffered a lat strain in spring training and made just one appearance in rookie ball in July before landing right back on the shelf.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
1 month ago

Cook was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

A lat injury injury suffered in spring training put Cook on the 60-day DL, and he made just one rehab appearance in July before shutting it back down. The Mariners have chosen not to return Cook to the 40-man roster, so it seems likely he'll pitch for Tacoma to begin 2017, health permitting.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
5 months ago

Cook (back) threw a perfect inning in the Arizona Rookie League on Sunday in his first rehab game, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cook saw his first live action since being placed on the 60-day DL in early March and managed to retire the side without surrendering a base runner. The 29-year-old will be eligible to return shortly after the All-Star break and will look to get back to his 2014 form that saw him post a solid 3.42 ERA in 50 innings of work for the A's.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
5 months ago

Cook (strained right lat) will begin his rehab assignment for Peoria in the Arizona League on Sunday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cook has not pitched at all in 2016. If he can successfully complete his rehab without any setbacks, he could be a nice addition to a Mariners bullpen that has struggled over the past couple of weeks leading up to the All-Star break. Cook, who had a great run as a reliever for Oakland from 2012-2014, will look to regain his velocity and command after a very disappointing 2015 with the Athletics and Red Sox organizations.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
9 months ago

Cook (back) was placed on the 60-day DL by the Mariners on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Cook was expected to open the season on the DL, but the 60-day DL means he is going to have to wait a long time before he can see the field. The move is to make 40-man roster room for the newly acquired Rob Brantly.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
9 months ago

Cook (back) will likely open the season on the disabled list, the Tacoma News-Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

EDGE Analysis

It is not clear how long Cook's back injury will keep him sidelined, but this will open up opportunities for Tony Zych and Joel Peralta at the outset of the season. When Cook is healthy he should occupy a middle relief role.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
9 months ago

Cook has a strained back that is expected to keep him out more than two weeks, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cook faces tough odds to land a bullpen spot. Missing significant time probably seals his fate.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
11 months ago

Cook agreed to a minor league deal with the Mariners on Thursday, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The former All Star was non-tendered by the Cubs this offseason after a difficult 2015 campaign that saw him post a 18.69 ERA and 3.115 WHIP over nine relief appearances with the Athletics and Red Sox. According to Heyman, Cook can earn $1.1 million if he makes the major league roster.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
1 year ago

The Cubs declined to tender Cook a contract for 2016, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cook was knocked around to the tune of an 18.69 ERA in nine appearances between Oakland and Boston last season, a far cry from the 2.09 mark he posted in 71 games with the A's in 2012. He's now a free agent with the Cubs non-tendering him, but Cook may have to settle for a minor league deal with a free agent invite after the poor campaign.

OUTRyan Cook
RP SEA
1 year ago

Cook was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Friday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cook spent the majority of the 2015 season in the minors, but struggled in limited doses in the majors with Oakland and Boston. He'll act as bullpen depth in Chicago and could work his way onto the Opening Day roster with a strong showing in the spring.