Ryan Cook (baseball)

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Ryan Cook
Ryan Cook on March 15, 2012.jpg
Cook with the Oakland Athletics
Yomiuri Giants – No. 24
Born: (1987-06-30) June 30, 1987 (age 31)
Clovis, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
MLB: July 20, 2011, for the Arizona Diamondbacks
NPB: March 30, 2019, for the Yomiuri Giants
MLB statistics
(through 2018 season)
Win–loss record15–13
Earned run average3.58
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Star (2012)
  • Struck out four batters in a single inning (April 27, 2012)

Ryan William Cook (born June 30, 1987), nicknamed "Cookie",[1] is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He previously played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was an MLB All-Star in 2012.


Arizona Diamondbacks[edit]

Cook attended Clovis High School in Clovis, California,[2] and the University of Southern California (USC), where he played college baseball for the USC Trojans baseball team.

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Cook in the 27th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball draft. He was called up to the majors for the first time on July 20, 2011.[3]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On December 9, 2011, the Diamondbacks traded Cook, along with Jarrod Parker and Collin Cowgill, to the Oakland Athletics for Trevor Cahill and Craig Breslow.[4]

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.[5] 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[edit]

On July 31, 2015, Cook was traded to the Boston Red Sox for a player to be named later.[6]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

Cook was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs on November 6, 2015, however his contact was non-tendered on December 2, 2015 making Cook a free agent.[7][8]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On January 7, 2016, Cook signed a one-year deal with the Seattle Mariners.[9] He was outrighted to the minors on November 2, 2016.[10]

Cook missed the entire 2017 season after having Tommy John surgery.

Cook began the 2018 season with the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers and impressed with a 2.03 ERA and 17 strikeouts in 13.1 innings pitched. He was called up to the Mariners on May 17, 2018.

Yomiuri Giants[edit]

On December 29, 2018, Cook signed with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).[11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "巨人・ビヤヌエバ&クック V奪回への投打の救世主となるか?". ニッポン放送 (in Japanese). January 30, 2019. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  2. ^ Matthews, Alan. 2005. High Heat: West Coast Parity Makes For Close Contests. Baseball America (March 24, 2005).
  3. ^ Arizona Diamondbacks call up 2 pitchers from minor leagues
  4. ^ Gilbert, Steve (December 9, 2011). "D-backs pick up Cahill, Breslow from A's". MLB.com. Retrieved December 10, 2011.
  5. ^ "A's Ryan Cook pitches a perfect 7th" by John Shea, San Francisco Chronicle. Accessed July 11, 2012.
  6. ^ Doyle, Ricky (July 31, 2015). "Red Sox Acquire Pitcher Ryan Cook From Athletics At MLB Trade Deadline". NESN. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  7. ^ Hellman, Aaron. "Ryan Cook: The quiet move that just makes sense". cubsgeek.com. Cubs Geek. Archived from the original on 13 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Cubs Non-Tender 2, Sign 2, Tender Contracts To 6 More". SB Nation. 2015-12-02. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  9. ^ http://m.mariners.mlb.com/news/article/161302776/ryan-cook-signs-contract-with-seattle-mariners
  10. ^ Adams, Steve (November 2, 2016). "Mariners Announce Six Roster Moves". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "新外国人選手との契約合意について". 読売巨人軍公式WEBサイト (in Japanese). December 29, 2018. Retrieved December 30, 2018.
  12. ^ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/03/06/baseball/japanese-baseball/clean-shaven-reliever-ryan-cook-excited-new-challenge-giants/

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