Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Phillies sign Cook to minor-league deal

January 16, 2013

After signing reliever Juan Cruz to a minor league deal on Tuesday night, the Phillies gave starting pitcher Aaron Cook a minor league deal on Wednesday morning.

According to's Ben-Nicholson Smith and's Jon Morosi, the 33-year old could earn $1.625 million if he makes it to and stays on the Major League level.

After spending his first 10 seasons in hitter-friendly Colorado, Cook signed with Boston in 2012. He struggled with the Red Sox going 4-11 with a 5.65 ERA over 94 innings pitched in 18 games started.

For his career, Cook averages a 4.60 ERA over 1406 and 1/3 innings pitched.

Cook will get an invite to Spring Training along with Cruz and pitcher Rodrigo Lopez reports's Todd Zolecki via Twitter.
"The Phillies have invited RHP Aaron Cook, RHP Juan Cruz and RHP Rodrigo Lopez to major league spring training as non-roster invitees."                                                             - Todd Zolecki, @ToddZolecki

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