Drawn by the chance to reunite with his former minor-league pitching coach, Aaron Cook confirmed Sunday night that he has agreed to a minor-league deal with the Red Sox pending a physical.
Cook will find a familar face in Boston with its new pitching coach Bob McClure. McClure worked extensively with Cook in the minor leagues and during Triple-A rehab assignments with the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. The right-hander credits McClure for helping him develop his signature signature, one that helped him win a Rockies’ record 72 games. Cook went 72-68 with a 4.53 ERA for Colorado.
Fox Sports first reported Cook’s minor-league deal.
Cook started Game 4 of the World Series and reached the 2008 All-Star Game, working three innings at Yankee Stadium. He will always be remembered in Colorado for his resilience. He nearly died on the Coors Field mound in 2004 when he developed blood clots in his lungs on Aug. 7. He made a successful return a year later, going 7-2 with a 3.67 ERA. He won the na...