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Ryan Cook (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session of the spring on Thursday in A's camp.
Cook made 20 throws and reported feeling fine. He had some inflammation in his right shoulder in February but should be able to get on track rather quickly. The talented 26-year-old right-hander is probably next in line for saves in Oakland behind new closer Jim Johnson.
Ryan Cook RP OAK 8 Days
Ryan Cook (shoulder) threw from flat ground with no issues Thursday and remains on track to return to the mound early next week.
Cook has dealt with shoulder inflammation since the beginning of camp, but it's pretty much a non-issue at this point. The setup man will have no trouble getting ready for Opening Day as long as he can avoid setbacks.
Ryan Cook RP OAK 9 Days
Ryan Cook (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off flat ground Thursday and Saturday.
Cook showed up to camp with shoulder inflammation, but he should be able to get back on the mound if there are no issues in his upcoming throwing sessions. He should only need a handful of appearances before Opening Day, so the A's will continue to play things safe.
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Ryan Cook (shoulder) could throw a bullpen session before the end of the week.
"We're getting close," A's manager Bob Melvin said. "I don't want to get too far ahead of myself, but yes, potentially this week." Melvin added that Cook has "felt great for a while," but the club obviously wants to proceed cautiously with their setup man. He still has plenty of time to be ready for Opening Day.
Ryan Cook RP OAK 13 Days
Ryan Cook (shoulder) has scaled his throwing back from 105 feet to 90 feet, but has increased his velocity as he works has way back from stiffness in his right shoulder.
Cook admittedly isn't worried about the shoulder inflammation, and shouldn't have any trouble getting himself ready and in game shape in time for Opening Day. He'll be one of many quality setup men available in the A's bullpen to get the ball to closer Jim Johnson.
Ryan Cook RP OAK 20 Days
Ryan Cook indicated Saturday that he isn't worried at all about the inflammation in his right shoulder.
Cook was expected to be shut down for a week or two to correct the issue, but he is reportedly already throwing again at a distance of 75 feet. He should have no difficulty getting himself ready in time for Opening Day.
Ryan Cook RP OAK 21 Days
Ryan Cook will be shut down for the next week or two due to right shoulder inflammation.
A's manager Bob Melvin thinks the reliever will still have time to get ready by Opening Day, but we'll just have to see how he progresses. The good news is that it doesn't appear to be serious, and Oakland has the depth to withstand losing Cook for a little while if that's what it comes to.
Ryan Cook RP OAK 8 Months
Ryan Cook recorded the final four outs in a 4-3 game for a save as the A's edged the Astros 4-3 on Wednesday.
Grant Balfour had the day off after his rocky outing last night, allowing Cook to pick up his second save of the year. Cook has allowed just an unearned run over 10 2/3 innings in his last 10 appearances, picking up two wins in the span. His ERA is down to 2.25.