Ryan Cook 48 | Pitcher

Oakland Athletics

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Fri. Apr 11, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Manager Bob Melvin said that Cook wouldn't be in the mix for saves right away in the A's ninth-inning committee, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: Cook was activated from the disabled list earlier this week following a shoulder injury, and Melvin stressed the team wanted to ease him back into action before thrusting him into a high-impact role. In the meantime, Melvin suggested he'd play a lot of matchups in the ninth inning, with Sean Doolittle likely to see most of the work against lefty-heavy lineups and Luke Gregerson to get the ball against right-handed units.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 10, 2014
News: Cook is now in the mix for saves in Oakland with Jim Johnson out as closer for the time being, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports. Impact: The A's will go with a closer by committee in the ninth inning for now, so Cook will be one of several players -- along with Luke Gregerson, Sean Doolittle and Dan Otero -- who could be used in that situation. Cook just came off the disabled list earlier this week, but has shined in his two seasons in Oakland, including tallying 14 saves for the A's two seasons ago.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Cook (shoulder) made his 2014 debut Monday, throwing a scoreless ninth inning while allowing no hits and two walks with two strikeouts versus the Twins. Impact: Cook came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth with the A's enjoying a five-run lead and held things right there en route to an 8-3 victory. With his shoulder issue now seemingly behind him, the hard-throwing 26-year-old appears prepared to step back into a setup role in the Oakland bullpen. Cook could even find himself in some save opportunities if current closer Jim Johnson continues to struggle, though the A's could also be consider contract issues when/if they decide who they place in that high-profile role, should Johnson not be able to reverse course.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Cook was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: Cook was hopeful for a Monday activation, and was able to get his wish early on in the day. He'll likely return to the setup role that he occupied for most of 2013, but this time for closer Jim Johnson.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Cook (shoulder) remains hopeful he'll be activated from the disabled list Monday, CSN California's Joe Stiglich reports. Impact: Cook admitted that his command wasn't quite where he wanted it to be Saturday, but did stress that his shoulder is feeling great. He should return to the A's bullpen shortly and could be one of the names in the mix if manager Bob Melvin wants to go in a different direction with the closer's job, although this remains unlikely at the moment.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 4, 2014
News: Cook (shoulder) may get one more minor league appearance before coming off the disabled list, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports. Impact: Cook has done well in his rehab assignment thus far and hasn't reported any issues with the shoulder after his bullpen sessions or Monday's simulated game. He should be back by mid-April where he will slot in as the primary right-handed set-up man and likely closer-in-waiting should Jim Johnson continue to struggle.(RotoWire, )
Ryan Cook
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 2"  Wt: 217  Age: 26
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 6/30/1987, Clovis, California
College: USC
Debut: 2011
Salary: $505,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury