Aaron Cook preparing for comeback attempt

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe has the story: Aaron Cook, RHP, free agent — The former Rockies and Red Sox pitcher, one of the fastest workers in baseball, is looking to make a comeback after he was forced to shut down after experiencing a tired arm in late July. Cook is fine now and looking for another chance. He did not pitch in the majors last season, making eight starts...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Cook attempting comeback after missing 2013

Pitcher Aaron Cook made only eight starts in Triple-A Colorado Springs in 2013, and he did not fare well at all. In those eight games, he was 0-5 with an 8.15 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in 35.1 innings. His season ended in July because of inflammation in his right elbow. That inflammation is likely the main reason for his poor performance, and the DL stint was the tenth of his professional...
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January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Cook wants to continue career

Aaron Cook is looking to continue his baseball career. The Boston Globe reports that Cook is healthy now and ready to pitch again. Last season Cook, 34, appeared in just eight games at the Triple-A level last season before sitting down with a tired arm. Cook struggled during his stint with Colorado Springs going 0-5 with a 8.15 ERA and a 1.90 WHIP. Cook has pitched parts of 11 seasons...
Via Tireball.com
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jorge De La Rosa continues impressive season as Colorado Rockies show future talent

Jorge De La Rosa has the quietest 16-win season in baseball history.Move over Aaron Cook, Coors Field has a new leader in wins.On Wednesday night in Denver, Jorge De La Rosa continued his impressive, but extremely quiet season. The left-hander picked up his league-leading 16th win of the year, carving apart a Dodgers lineup that threatened, but couldn't get De La Rosa to break...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Colorado Rockies fans are growing bitter

The Colorado Rockies are about to enter a season in which even the most optimistic fans think they won't be a .500 team.Aaron Cook returned to Colorado on a minor league deal.Since exiting the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion in 2009, the Rockies have fallen hard. A 2010 campaign saw them stay in the race until they packed it in around mid-September. From then on, it has simply...
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March 29, 2013  |  1 Comment

Phillies Putting All Their Eggs In One Basket

The Phillies have made a few egg-head moves in the last week or so. First, they released utility infielder Yuniesky Betancourt, who will now reportedly sign with the Brewers. And now they have released pitcher Aaron Cook, who appeared to be a lock as the unofficial 6th starter in the Phillies rotation. Cook pitched in 6 spring training games, posting a 3.38 ERA over 18.2 innings...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Queens Cooking: Bring Aaron to Flushing

With news breaking that the Phillies have opted against keeping Aaron Cook on the roster, one wonders whether the Mets would consider bringing him to Flushing. There’s uncertainty surrounding Johan Santana’s availability, and now it looks like Shawn Marcum will begin the season on the disabled list. Are you comfortable with 40 percent of your rotation being Jeremy Hefner and...
Via The Daily Stache
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Cook released by Philadelphia Phillies

Right-hander Aaron Cook has been released by the Philadelphia Phillies. The 34-year-old agreed in January to a minor league contract and was 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA in three starts and three relief appearances during spring training. He would have been owed a $100,000 retention bonus under baseball's labor contract if he was not released Tuesday or assured in writing of a spot on...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Roster Moves: Aaron Cook released

Phillies pitcher Aaron Cook has been released from the team. Saw this one coming. RT @toddzolecki: The Phillies released RHP Aaron Cook. — Macho Row (@Macho_Row) March 26, 2013   RT @magelb: Aaron Cook asked for and was granted his release. — Macho Row (@Macho_Row) March 26, 2013 Cook appeared in six games this spring, including three starts....
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies cut ties with Aaron Cook

Signed to a minor league deal, Aaron Cook’s chances of making the Philadelphia Phillies out of spring training were slim. On Tuesday the Phillies cut the 34-year-old right handed Cook. The Phillies could have kept Cook and sent him to the minors but that would have required them paying him a $100,000 retention bonus. Last season Cook pitched 94 innings for the Boston Red Sox finishing...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Release Pitcher Aaron Cook

Despite a decent spring, the Phillies have released pitcher Aaron Cook, who had been competing for a spot on the Phillies roster. In six games, Cook was 1-0 with a 3.38 ERA. Today was an opt-out day in Aaron Cook's contract. With the strong Spring Training, Cook must feel that...
Via Philliedelphia
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

How and why the Phillies roster fills out

Did Aaron Cook grab a bullpen spot with another good outing on Saturday? What about the status of Yuniesky Betancourt, does he stay or go? When you try to figure out the 25-man roster for the Phillies, you can't just look at the numbers; here's why...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Spring Training Game Day: Phillies v. Orioles

Baltimore Orioles vs Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm Ed Smith Stadium – Sarasota, FL Weather: 78, Cloudy TV: MLB Network (On Delay) Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter Aaron Cook looks to continue his strong Spring (3.21 ERA) and make his case for a spot on the Phillies roster as he and the Phils lock up with the Orioles in a rematch of the 1983 World Series. But the big story...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Cook, Phillies Take On Wei-Yin Chen, Orioles In Saturday Afternoon Matchup

The Phillies certainly won in dramatic fashion yesterday with Darin Ruf's walkoff home run over Atlanta. Coincidentally, Ruf was informed that he was being optioned to AAA after the game. Ruf hit .246 (14-for-57) with six doubles, two home runs and nine RBIs in 19 Grapefruit League games, but his...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Orr's homer leads Phillies over Pirates

If one of the Philadelphia Phillies' starters goes down, Aaron Cook and Rodrigo Lopez are ready to fill in. Cook and Lopez combined for five scoreless innings, Pete Orr hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the Phillies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Thursday. ''I'll take the ball whenever they give it to me,'' Cook said after allowing one...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday 2013: Phillies v. Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates  vs Philadelphia Phillies Time: 1:05 pm Bright House Field – Clearwater, FL Weather: 57, Clear TV: The Comcast Network, home of Phililes Nation TV, also on MLB Network on delay Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter Aaron Cook will take the hill against the cross-state rival Pirates. Cook will look to continue his pursuit of the long-man spot in the Phils...
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March 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Spring Training Recap 3/3/2013: Exclusive Video

The Philadelphia Phillies played two split squad games today. They won their home game at Bright House Field against the Toronto Blue Jays 13-5 and dropped a game to the Baltimore Orioles 12-3. Aaron Cook and Kyle Kendrick both started and both struggled. Ryan Howard and Domonic Brown both homered and the Phillies hitting continued to impress. Prospect Tommy Joseph showed again that...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday 2013: Split Squad Madness!

Home Game Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies (SS) Time: 1:05 pm Brighthouse Stadium– Clearwater, FL Weather: 55,mostly cloudy TV: Comcast SportsNet (Live), MLB Network (Delay) Follow Phillies Nation on Twitter Aaron Cook leads the home crew today against the Blue Jays. Behind Cook is the following line-up: Betancourt – SS, Frandsen – 3B, Utley – 2B, Howard –...
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March 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Aaron Cook and the Improbable

There are a bunch of things we know to be true about Aaron Cook, or at least things we have no reason to question. Aaron Cook played for the Rockies, and he recently played for the Red Sox. More recently he was signed by the Phillies. He is a man, and he is a man of more than 30 years, and he is a man who grows reddish facial hair when he wants to, and even when he doesn’t. Aaron...
Via Fangraphs
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Add More Pitching & Hamels Gets an Unpleasant Surprise

The Phillies have added three right handed pitchers; Juan Cruz, Aaron Cook and Rodrigo Lopez. They have each been invited to Spring Training as non-roster invitees on minor league contracts. You may remember Lopez (photo to the right); he started 5 games for the Phillies in 2009. He spent the last 2 years with the Cubs and in the minors. Lopez, 37, has a career 4.82 ERA in the majors...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The Phils have signed right-handed pitchers Aaron Cook and Juan Cruz to minor league deals, invited to spring training.

Yesterday, the Phils had announced that, along with Rodrigo Lopez, they have signed right-handed pitchers Aaron Cook and Juan Cruz to minor league deals and have given them invitations to spring training, as they continue to add depth to their pitching staff. Aaron Cook, who had spent part of 2012 pitching for the Boston Red Sox, compiling a record of 4-11 with a 5.65 ERA and a WHIP...
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January 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Veteran SP Cook Signs Minor-League Deal with Phillies

According to reports, the Phillies have inked former Rockies starter Aaron Cook to a minor-league contract that could be worth $1.6 million at the major league level. Cook, 33, was awful last season for the Red Sox, posting a 5.65 ERA in 14 starts before being banished. He is a sinkerball pitcher who doesn’t walk or strike anyone out. Cook relies solely on the groundball, and if...
Via Phillies Nation
January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Almost No Hit By O's

The Red Sox headed down to Camden Yards to play a few games against the Orioles, who are still in the hunt for the post season and possibly to win the AL East.  The Sox can play spoiler to either the O's or the Yanks, depending on how these games go.  Aaron Cook took the mound for the Sox and didn't last very long.  The Sox took a quick lead when Scott Podsednik got a...
Via Fenway West
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox Stay Winless In Extras

The Red Sox took on the Orioles, but once again fell in extra innings.  This season the Sox have remained winless in any game that has gone more than 9 innings.  Aaron Cook took the mound for the Sox and while he wasn't lights out, he did give the team a chance to rally back.  Cook gave up a single run in the first with an Adam Jones groundout.  Sox 0-1.  The Sox bats got...
Via Fenway West
September 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Jacoby Ellsbury Out of Lineup as Aaron Cook Faces Orioles Team That Cut Him Deep First Time Out

When Aaron Cook stepped to the mound May 5 against the Orioles, he was the latest in a line of Red Sox hopefuls looking to turn around an early Boston slide. Cook pitched admirably at first, zipping through a couple of innings. Then he ran to cover home on a throw to the plate, and one nasty spiking later, the Orioles had gained the upper hand on Cook, the game and even the entire...
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September 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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