BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Red Sox pulled off a minor trade ahead of Major League Baseball’s 4pm deadline on Friday, adding another reliever to their bullpen.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Boston acquired right-hander Ryan Cook from the Oakland Athletics. The Red Sox will send cash back to Oakland, according to ESPN’s Gordon Edes.
A five-year veteran, Cook is 13-12 with a 2.93 ERA in 212 appearances. He hasn’t pitched in the Majors since May 2, demoted to Triple-A after just four appearances with a 10.38 ERA. For Triple-A Nashville this season, Cook went 4-1 with a 4.05 ERA in 30 games.
Cook spent the last four seasons with the Athletics after getting his start with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was traded to Oakland in 2011 in a deal that sent current Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow to Arizona.
Cook’s best season came in 2012 when he notched 12 saves for Oakland and was their representative at the All-Star game.