Found May 02, 2012 on Fenway West:
PLAYERS: Mark PriorAaron Cook
TEAMS: Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox have signed pitcher Mark Prior and plan to have him stay in Fort Myers to build up arm strength.  If Prior can get his form back it will give Valentine some more options in the rotation.  In other Red Sox news, Aaron Cook will start Saturday in place of Beckett who will be pushed back a day.

Your Morning Dump...where the Sox need to decide about Cook

What may or may not happen to Chef Aaron Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The ball is actually in the Red Sox’ court on this one. Cook can only opt out if the Sox don’t add him to the 25-man roster by midnight. He’ll then have 24 hours...

Impact of Aaron Cook's Opt-Out Becoming Source of Passionate Debate Amongst Red Sox Fans (Video)

Aaron Cook is giving the Red Sox something to think about this week. If Cook isn't on the team's major league roster by May 1, he can opt out of his minor league deal with the Red Sox, presumably to join another team's starting rotation. Judging by his numbers in the minors, he may have other suitors. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette invited our Twitter followers to weigh...

Red Sox sign Mark Prior

According to Jon Heyman at CBSSports, the Red Sox have signed often injured Mark Prior to a minor league deal. Currently Mark Prior in an extended spring training to build up his arm strength. Mark Prior, who is 31 years old, was the second overall pick of the 2001 MLB Draft. In 2003, he finished 3rd in Cy Young voting, going 18-6 with a 2.43 ERA and a 1.10 WHIP. He hasn’t logged...

Red Sox Sign Mark Prior To Minor League Deal, Hope to Revive Once Promising Career

BOSTON –– Once a highly touted pitcher, Mark Prior will attempt to reinvent himself with the Red Sox. After evaluating Prior two weeks ago in Fort Myers, the Red Sox inked the 31-year-old to a minor-league deal on Tuesday. And general manager Ben Cherington envisions the right-hander as a potential reliever. "He looked good, the velocity's been good," Cherington...

Red Sox call up Cook to start Saturday's game

The Boston Red Sox moved right-handed pitcher Aaron Cook to their active Major League roster from Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday. Cook is scheduled to start against the Orioles on Saturday at Fenway Park. Cook, 33, began the season with Pawtucket after signing a contract with Boston as a minor league free agent on January 11. Cook started five games for Pawtucket an went 3-0...

Red Sox Should Recall Cook For Some Relief

The Red Sox have to decide toda whether or not to call up Aaron Cook from Pawtucket. The former Rockies starter signed a non-guaranteed, minor league deal with the Red Sox this offseason, but negotiated in an opt-out clause. The clause offered the 33-year old Cook some form of a guarantee on a non-guaranteed deal: if he wasn’t on the major league roster by May 1, he could elect...

Red Sox do not call up Aaron Cook…yet

The Red Sox did not call up Aaron Cook by midnight (which was the deadline in his contract),'s Alex Speier reports. Cook though can still end up on the Red Sox as he has 24 hours to exercise the opt-out in his contract. The team would then have 48 hours to respond by calling him up or trading him. Speier does note that Boston will work out an agreement to keep Cook and...

MiddleBrooks and Cook get called up

The thumb injury proved to be a non-factor and Will Middlebrooks has been promoted to the Boston Red Sox. Third baseman Will Middlebrooks is on his way to Boston, according to a source. Middlebrooks is traveling from Toledo where Triple-A Pawtucket Is playing. Middlebrooks has earned this call-up to the majors, posting a .333 batting average, with 9 homers and 27 RBI in Pawtucket...

Aaron Cook Set to Start Saturday Against Baltimore, Carl Crawford Moved to 60-Day Disabled List

While the Red Sox disabled list seems to continually grow in population, there have been some healthy additions to the team of late. Pitcher Aaron Cook will be making his Boston debut on Saturday afternoon, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington officially announced on Thursday night. Cook will be starting in place of Josh Beckett, who has experienced stiffness after his 126-pitch outing last...

Red Sox Pitching Staff Remains in Flux After First Full Month of Regular Season

We're a full month into the season, but the Red Sox pitching staff remains in flux. Aaron Cook will make his Red Sox debut on Saturday in place of Josh Beckett. We've been talking about Cook (3-0, 1.89 in Pawtucket) for weeks; now, we'll see what he can do back in the big leagues. Clayton Mortensen made his Red Sox debut last night, striking out six in three innings of...

Will Middlebrooks' Call-Up Possible, But Hinges on Kevin Youkilis, Aaron Cook Situations

The Red Sox are starting to turn their season around after a rough start. With an offense that has come alive in recent weeks, and a pitching staff that is slowly improving, there is more than enough time for the local nine to get on track. The past couple of days have seen a bevy of moves from the Sox camp. With Jose Iglesias receiving the call to come up from Pawtucket on Tuesday...

Middlebrooks will start at third tonight

In addition to breaking the news on WEEI's, The Big Show, on Aaron Cook getting the start on Saturday, Bobby Valentine stated that Middlebrooks is in the clubhouse and will get the start tonight. No move has beed made in terms of Youk and the DL, but something will be done to get Middlebrooks in the lineup. Chances are, Youk will go on the 15 day DL and Middlebrooks will be...

Red Sox News & Notes - 5/2

Recent history shows that the Boston Red Sox have struggled a good part of the time with rookie pitchers on the mound for the opposing team. The Oakland Athletics started a rookie pitcher in Jarrod Parker. So you do the math. Done doing it? Judging by the 5-3 final score in the A's favor, I guess you did. Parker was a No. 1 draft pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks and came over...
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