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Phillies release Aaron Cook

Mar 26, 2013, 12:03 PM EDT

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Satisfied with their rotation depth and not wanting to pay him a $100,000 assignment bonus to pitch at Triple-A, the Phillies released veteran starter Aaron Cook.

Cook hasn’t posted an ERA under 5.00 since 2009 and last season had more walks (21) than strikeouts (20) in 94 innings for the Red Sox.

He should be able to latch on somewhere at Triple-A and potentially pitch his way back to the majors as a fill-in starter, but there are an awful lot of similar veterans hitting the open market this week.

  1. unclemosesgreen - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    We should come up with a different name for that $100,000. Somehow ‘bonus’ doesn’t sound right. “Thank you for eating crap money” or something. Consolation prize might work.

    • natslady - Mar 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      Can you pay a guy more than $100K? What I’m wondering is, suppose the Nats wanted to pay Chris Young $500 K to stay in Syracuse until June. Is that acceptable, or would the Players’ Association be up in arms?

  2. Old Gator - Mar 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Another queeck peeckup for the Feesh. Sampson, hand me my Bic! Sign this boy up!

    News Flash: the Feesh have acquired Fort Jefferson as their new transitional AAA affiliate, in order to stockpile their growing arsenal of washouts and scrapyard pickups. The Dry Tortugas Groupers will play in the Caribbean Fringe League.

    And remeber: Soylent Green is grouper!

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