Ryan Cook (baseball)
Cook with the Oakland Athletics
|Seattle Mariners – No. 46|
Born: June 30, 1987|
|July 20, 2011, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|MLB statistics |
(through June 20, 2018)
|Earned run average||3.58|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ryan William Cook (born June 30, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox. He was an MLB All-Star in 2012.
Cook attended Clovis High School and the University of Southern California, where he played college baseball for the USC Trojans baseball team. He was drafted by the Diamondbacks in the 27th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft.
On April 27, 2012, against the Baltimore Orioles, Cook became the 61st player in MLB history to record four strikeouts in one inning. He was the Athletics' representative at the 2012 All-Star Game where he pitched a perfect seventh inning. In 2013, Cook repeated his 2012 performance by going 6-4 in 71 games. His ERA was 2.54 while recording 67 strikeouts in 67 innings. Despite a pair of injuries during the 2014 season, Cook was a solid bullpen piece for the A's, appearing in 54 games while going 1-3.
Boston Red Sox
On July 31, 2015, Cook was traded to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later.
Cook was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs on November 6, 2015, however his contact was non-tendered on December 2, 2015 making Cook a free agent.
On January 7, 2016, Cook signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners. He was outrighted to the minors on November 2, 2016.
Cook missed the entire 2017 season after having Tommy John surgery.
Cook throws four pitches. His main offering and best pitch is a hard four-seam fastball at 94–97 mph. He also features a sweeping slider (84–86), hard splitter (88–91), and two-seam fastball (94–97). Right-handed hitters see almost exclusively four-seamers and sliders, while lefties see a mix of all four of his pitches.
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- Arizona Diamondbacks call up 2 pitchers from minor leagues
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