Cook with the Oakland Athletics
|Born: June 30, 1987|
|MLB: July 20, 2011, for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
|NPB: March 30, 2019, for the Yomiuri Giants|
|MLB statistics |
(through 2018 season)
|Earned run average||3.58|
|NPB statistics |
(through 2019 season)
|Earned run average||4.80|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ryan William Cook (born June 30, 1987), nicknamed "Cookie", is an American professional baseball pitcher who is a free agent. He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB) and for the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He was an MLB All-Star in 2012.
Cook attended Clovis High School in Clovis, California, and the University of Southern California (USC), where he played college baseball for the USC Trojans baseball team. In 2007, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League.
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. He had a 2.54 earned run average with 67 strikeouts in 67 innings pitched. Despite a pair of injuries during the 2014 season, Cook appeared in 54 games.
Boston Red Sox
Cook missed the entire 2017 season after having Tommy John surgery.
On December 2, 2019, he become free agent.
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- Arizona Diamondbacks call up 2 pitchers from minor leagues
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