Ryan Cook

Red Sox acquire reliever Ryan Cook from Athletics in cash deal

Ryan Hannable
July 31, 2015 - 12:40 pm

The Red Sox did make one move at the Friday's trade deadline, although it certainly wasn't a big one. Manager John Farrell said the team received right-hander reliever Ryan Cook from the A's in a cash deal. In four games with the A's this season he has a 10.38 ERA. He was an All-Star in 2012 when he recorded 14 saves and had a 2.09 ERA with Oakland. "We acquired him as a middle reliever. I don't have the exact time he will arrive here. This is something that came down within the last few minutes," Farrell said. "This is a guy that has been a closer in the past," he added. "Again, I know that there's been some change of role out in Oakland and as we did with Jean Machi to come in and take a look at him. This will be a very similar situation." This year is his fifth season in the majors and overall he's 13-12 with a 2.93 ERA over 212 appearances. For more Red Sox news, check out weei.com/redsox.