60DRyan Cook RP SEA 3 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 3 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 3 months ago

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

Competitive Edge Analysis

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

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 5 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 6 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 7 months ago

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

Competitive 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.

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 9 months ago

Cook will be added to Boston's roster from Triple-A Pawtucket before Tuesday's game, MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cook struggled in the majors this season with 14 ER and 17 hits allowed in 6.1 innings. He was better at Triple-A with a 3.16 ERA and 36:16 K:BB ratio in 42.2 innings. He'll add depth in the bullpen as he tries to rebuild his major league career.

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 1 year ago

Cook was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Sunday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Cook simply wasn't getting it done in the big leagues this season, allowing a run in all but one appearance on his way to accumulating a 10.38 ERA. He'll get a chance to work it out in the minors, where the right-hander will need to show some consistency before receiving another opportunity.

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 1 year ago

Cook took the loss on Wednesday night, allowing three runs over 0.1 innings.

Cook struggled in the spring and was sent to Triple-A, but seemed to have worked his issues out and was used in a tie game on Wednesday. The A's will likely consider the outing just a blip on the radar, but will watch him closely after his issues this spring.

60DRyan Cook RP SEA 1 year ago

Cook made his return to the A's on Sunday, throwing a scoreless seventh inning in a tie game.

The A's threw Cook right into a high leverage spot as he entered the game in a 5-5 tie. Cook has a chance to return to the setup role he has manned the last couple of years with a few strong outings, especially with the A's struggles so far in the bullpen.