Cook has successful rehab outing at Tulsa

August 23, 2010 | 9:16 pm | 1  

Aaron Cook, in his first rehab start for Double-A Tulsa, allowed three hits, one of them a homer, and one run in five innings against Frisco. He walked one, struck out four and took the loss as the Drillers fell 2-1.

Cook, who has been on the 15-day disabled list for nearly three weeks with a sprained right big toe, threw 60 pitches, 41 for strikes. He got eight outs on ground balls and three on balls hit in the air. This was his first appearance in a game since his last start with the Colorado Rockies on Aug. 3.

Cook is scheduled to make a second start for Tulsa on Saturday at home against Northwest Arkansas. It’s possible Cook then could return to the Rockies rotation on Sept. 2 when the Rockies are scheduled to play a make-up game with the Philadelphia Phillies at Coors Field.

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  • Doctor_Christopher | August 23, 2010 | 9:51 pm

    ITR gentlemen, question about Cook. Is there anyway he can be turned into a late inning reliever? His contract tells us that he is going to be here in 2011 (unless we trade for someone in a similiar situation), and he does not look to be likely to return to the rotation. His sinker could be deadly with men on base. A number of times this season he did well the first time through the lineup only to get exposed in the middle innings, so relief could be a good option. Is that something that Cook is open to? I have heard he is another good club house guy (not that it helped Hawpe), so I am sure he would be helpful down in the pen. Know he is a bit old for the switch, but some guys (Smoltz, Contreras last year, Eck in the 80s) have gotten a second wind career wise from such a move.