Aaron Cook Rehabs with PawSox
After 11 seasons and 72 wins, right-hander Aaron Cook has put himself in the Colorado Rockies’ record books. He’s the club’s all-time wins leader and was a 2008 All-Star selection. In his first season ever pitching outside of the Rockies’ organization, Cook is hoping to make an impact with the Red Sox.
After going 3-0 with 1.89 ERA in five April starts with the PawSox, Boston called the righty up to Fenway to avoid losing him as a result of the May 1 opt-out in his contract. In his first (and only) start for the Red Sox, Cook’s knee was severely cut when he was spiked covering home plate on a passed ball.
“Aggravating. Really aggravating,” is how Cook described the injury. “Been waiting, basically, just for a cut to heal.”
Cook had to stay off his feet for nearly two weeks as the cut healed, then pitched a few innings in Ft. Myers followed by a simulated start in Lowell. Tonight, in Syracuse, Cook makes his first actual start since suffering the injury on May 5.