Cook agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants, the Japan Times reports. Cook appeared in 19 games for the Mariners in 2018, logging a 5.29 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 17 innings of relief. At age 31, he may finish his career in Japan.
Cook was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Cook appeared in 19 games for the Mariners in 2018, logging a 5.29 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 23 strikeouts in 17 innings of relief. In order to protect some of their younger minor-league prospects, the Mariners elected to send him off the 40-man roster as the offseason gets underway.
Cook was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports. Cook had a stint with the Mariners earlier this season and allowed seven runs and three home runs across 9.1 innings. The 31-year-old will hope to carry over his success with Triple-A Tacoma this time around, as he had a 2.16 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 37:17 K:BB over 33.1 innings.
Cook was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma on Friday. The veteran righty has a 6.75 ERA in 9.1 innings for the Mariners this season. He was sent down to make way for Nick Vincent's return from a groin injury. Cook could return to the big leagues later in the season but is unlikely to be much of a fantasy asset if and when he does.
Cook (1-0) fired a scoreless eighth inning in a win over the Red Sox on Friday, allowing a hit and two walks while recording a strikeout. The pinch-hitting Denard Span ultimately made a winner out of Cook with a two-run double in the bottom of the eighth, a rare stroke of luck for the veteran reliever. Cook has had a rough time on and off the field since late May, as he'd allowed five earned runs over his four prior appearances and also taken a tumble down the dugout steps at Minute Maid Park on June 5. Cook's previously unblemished ERA has risen to 5.19 over his last five outings, but he's been of some value in formats that count holds by amassing five in 10 appearances overall.
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