$10 million should buy Jim Johnson some time, but Ryan Cook should be on your radar

New A’s closer Jim Johnson was yanked from a save opportunity on Wednesday afternoon after another ugly outing. It wasn’t pretty for Johnson in his most recent outing, nor has it been for much of his tenure with Oakland. Picking up one out along the way, Johnson yielded two runs on two hits and a pair of walks and the Twins were able to tie the game after his departure. Oakland...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics Updates on Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp, Ryan Cook & Craig Gentry

The Oakland Athletics have had a ton of injury news surfacing in the past 24 hours.  They're off to a mediocre 3-3 start but that would be a 5-1 start if Jim Johnson hadn't blown a couple saves.  The last thing this team can afford to have happen is a growing list on the Disabled List.  They're not capable to go out and fill those spots due to their financial restraints...
Via MLB Injury News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics' Craig Gentry and Ryan Cook both likely to start season on DL

The Oakland Athletics have seen Craig Gentry and Ryan Cook get healthy and return to baseball activity. With their season-opener against the Cleveland Indians coming quickly on March 31, there may not be enough time to get ready for the first game on the schedule.By Keith Allison via Wikimedia CommonsJane Lee of MLB.com reported Gentry and Cook have will likely get the reps they...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics' Ryan Cook targets Saturday for return from injury

Delayed for the better part of preseason due to shoulder injuries, Oakland Athletics setup man Ryan Cook is finally nearing a return to active duty after throwing a 21-pitch simulated game earlier today.Ryan Cook throws 21 pitches, feels great predicts a game Saturday. It would be his first of spring #Athletics— John Hickey (@JHickey3) March 19, 2014An All-Star in 2012, Cook is...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics' Ryan Cook will be ready for Opening Day

Oakland Athletics reliever Ryan Cook suffered a mild shoulder problem during the offseason, but that will not stop him from appearing on the 25-man roster on Opening Day. Athletics beat writer Jane Lee of MLB.com reports that Cook, after not throwing for nearly a month, resumed throwing from distances of 75 feet on Saturday as pitchers and catchers held their first full day of workouts...
Via MLB Injury News
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Cook dealing with shoulder inflammation

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Ryan Cook is dealing with inflammation in his right shoulder. Cook, 26, will be shut down for the next week or so and the A’s do not believe it will prevent him from being ready for Opening Day. Cook will be a couple weeks behind. He's dealing with shoulder inflammation. Melvin still thinks he can be ready by OD. — Jane Lee (@JaneMLB) February...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Athletics’ Ryan Cook shut down for a week

Shoulder inflammation seems to be the pitching ailment of the spring, and it’s only one day old. As the Mariners, Phillies, and other teams report issues with pitchers suffering from arm injuries, the Athletics have joined that mix as they announce that reliever Ryan Cook is suffering from shoulder inflammation. Jane Lee of MLB.com reported the injury first, but also said that...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Oakland Athletics struggling bullpen

Ryan Cook Even though the Oakland Athletics are first in the American League West and have a six and a half game lead over the Texas Rangers, one would not believe the A’s success during the month of September if they just looked the bullpen. The Athletics bullpen helped lead the team to numerous victories during the first half of the season, but now they are wavering, which is...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kansas City's 'Virtual first pitch' kid gets the greatest gift of all -- a donor match

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In June, Oakland Athletics pitcher Ryan Cook caught Nick LeGrande's pitch from 1,800 miles away. In October, someone, somewhere, is about to catch a little piece of his heart. "They'll be part of my family," Mike LeGrande says of the anonymous individual slated to donate live-saving bone marrow to his son. "There are no 'ifs' or...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

A's Cook finally gets to meet his 'No. 1 fan' - in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The plan is to play it by ear, to play it cool, but Shari LeGrande knows better. She knows at some point she's just going to say to hell with it, reach out, grab Ryan Cook and hold on to him like there's no tomorrow. "I hope he won't mind us giving him a big old family hug," Shari says. "I hope he's not germaphobic. Because he'...
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July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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