Aaron Cook SP COL Oct 27 '78
FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Phillies have signed right-hander Aaron Cook to a minor league contract.
He'll make $1.625 million if he's on the major league roster. Cook, who turns 34 next month, posted a 5.65 ERA and 20/21 K/BB ratio in 94 innings over 18 starts with the Red Sox last season. He'll function as rotation depth for Philadelphia.
Aaron Cook SP COL Oct 24 '78
The Denver Post's Troy Renck lists Aaron Cook as one of the pitchers the Rockies are interested in signing to a minor league deal.
Renck also mentions Derek Lowe, Chris Volstad and Jeff Karstens. Karstens will almost surely require a guaranteed deal, something the Rockies would prefer not to offer, and Lowe probably would, as well. Volstad and Cook might be available on minor league deals, though. Cook, of course, spent the first 10 seasons of his career with the Rockies. He posted a 5.65 ERA over 18 starts for the Red Sox in 2012.
Aaron Cook SP COL Jul 10 '78
Aaron Cook was obliterated in Friday's loss to the Orioles, allowing six runs on five hits in just one inning of work.
Cook also issued three walks without striking out any batters in the brutal outing. All of the damage came via the long ball, with Chris Davis blasting a two-run shot, and Ryan Flaherty adding on a grand slam. He now owns an unimpressive 4-11 record and 5.65 ERA on the season. His days as a major league starting pitcher appear to be numbered.
Aaron Cook SP COL Jul 03 '78
Aaron Cook was knocked around in a no decision against the Orioles on Saturday afternoon, surrendering five runs on nine hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work.
Cook walked two and struck out one in the game. He departed with two men on and one out in the sixth inning, and a Ryan Flaherty two-run triple allowed both to score. He's been very ineffective this season, posting a 4-10 record, 5.13 ERA and 20/18 K/BB ratio over his 93 innings. He'll look for better results when he does battle against the Orioles in Baltimore on Saturday.
Aaron Cook SP COL Jun 29 '78
Aaron Cook on Monday became the latest pitcher to stifle the Rays, holding them to one run over six innings in the 5-2 victory.
Cook predictably notched just one strikeout, but he also walked just one and allowed only five hits, none of which that went for extra bases. It's just the second time in the righty's last 11 starts that the Red Sox have come away victorious. He'll carry a 4.93 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into this weekend's start against the Orioles.
Aaron Cook SP COL Jun 17 '78
Aaron Cook held the Mariners to two runs on seven hits and three walks in six innings of Wednesday's loss.
Cook also punched out a season-high five after entering this evening with an unfathomably bad 11 strikeouts through 70 2/3 innings. We're guessing he won't fare quite as well against the Yankees in Boston next Wednesday. Now 3-9 with a 5.17 ERA, Cook will be a free agent at season's end.
Aaron Cook SP COL Jun 05 '78
Aaron Cook is listed as the starting pitcher for Saturday's game against the Royals.
The Dodgers proposed trade for Josh Beckett has yet to be made official, but he obviously won't make his scheduled start. Jose Iglesias and Che Hseun Lin are expected to be recalled once the trade is finalized.
Aaron Cook SP COL Jun 02 '78
Aaron Cook was hammered in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, allowing five runs (four earned) on 11 hits over his five innings of work.
Impressively, Cook managed to rack up four strikeouts in the game while walking just one. Albert Pujols got the scoring started with an RBI single in the third inning, then Mark Trumbo blasted a two-run homer in the fifth to finish the damage. Cook now sits 3-7 with a 4.79 ERA and 11/11 K/BB ratio over 62 frames. He'll get the Royals next.
Aaron Cook SP COL May 27 '78
Aaron Cook allowed five runs (two earned) on three hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings of Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.
Cook hurt his own cause with a sixth-inning throwing error. He notched just one strikeout as he fell to 3-6. The owner of an unfathomable 7/10 K/BB ratio through 57 innings, Cook is extremely lucky to be the owner of a 4.58 ERA and 1.21 WHIP. He'll get the Angels at home on Tuesday.
Aaron Cook SP COL May 18 '78
Aaron Cook gave up one run on six hits over seven innings of work in Monday's 9-2 win over the Rangers.
Cook had been abysmal in his previous two starts, giving up a combined 12 earned runs, but he's at least starting to regain control of his sinker. The 33-year-old right-hander has held his own as a late season fill-in, and should continued to be viewed nothing more than an AL-only option.