Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:44:41 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Ryan Cook is not an option to close at this point because the team wants to ease him back.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:36:35 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said the team will give RP Jim Johnson a break from closing games out in the ninth. RPs Sean Doolittle, Luke Gregerson, Ryan Cook and Dan Otero are all options for save opportunities.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's struggles may be rooted in mechanical issues, mainly an inconsistent release point. Bench him until he gets back on track; he could still be useful in setup situations if he corrects his flaws. And remember, there's always the chance that Johnson gets his job back to himself before long.
Gregerson and Doolittle are probably your best targets initially for save opps, with Melvin using them based on matchups, but this situation could be frustrating for fantasy owners. Cook is a nice long-term candidate for the role. Otero isn't very intriguing and would probably only see a save chance if others were unavailable.
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:50:44 -0700
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin prefers to ease RP Ryan Cook (shoulder) back in to late-game situations after he was activated from the disabled list Monday, April 7. "As long as (Luke) Gregerson and (Sean) Doolittle are doing their thing, it allows us to not put him into a big-time fire right away," said Melvin. "But now that I say that, it's going to be the 12th inning with the bases loaded, and we end up using him."
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:57:34 -0700
The Oakland Athletics activated RP Ryan Cook (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, April 7.
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:19:02 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Ryan Cook (shoulder) may only need one more rehab outing before being activated from the disabled list.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:52:00 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Ryan Cook (shoulder) will make a rehab outing with Single-A Stockton Thursday, April 3, and manager Bob Melvin said Cook is "pretty close" to being ready to return from the disabled list. When Cook returns from the DL, the team will need to option either RP Evan Scribner or SP Drew Pomeranz to Triple-A Sacramento.
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:54:01 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Ryan Cook (back) threw a simulated game Monday, March 31.
Sun, 30 Mar 2014 12:08:45 -0700
The Oakland Athletics have officially placed SP A.J. Griffin (elbow), RPs Ryan Cook (shoulder) and Fernando Rodriguez (elbow) and OF Craig Gentry (back) on the 15-day disabled list. The moves are retroactive to March 21, meaning they are eligible to return as soon as Saturday, April 5.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:32:12 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Ryan Cook (shoulder) is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 5.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:26:43 -0700
Oakland Athletics RP Drew Pomeranz edged out RP Joe Savery to win the final bullpen spot heading into the regular season. However, it is likely to be a short stay, as RP Ryan Cook (shoulder) is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 5.