Improbable rally goes Rangers' way in 10th
MAY 3, 1:01a ET | Anthony Andro
Rotowire: May 3 / 9:18a ET
News: Cook was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Sunday, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.
Impact: Cook simply wasn't getting it done in the big leagues this season, allowing a run in all but one appearance on his way to accumulating a 10.38 ERA. He'll get a chance to work it out in the minors, where the right-hander will need to show some consistency before receiving another opportunity.
StatsLLC: May 3 / 12:00a ET
News: The Athletics have recalled right-handed reliever Chad Smith from Triple-A Nashville and demoted Cook.
Impact: Cook was sent down a day after taking the loss in Texas' 8-7 win in 10 innings. He worked a scoreless ninth but was replaced after giving up a hit and consecutive walks to load the bases with no outs in the 10th. Cook is 0-2 with a 10.38 ERA in four appearances.
Rotowire: Apr 30 / 11:37a ET
News: Cook took the loss on Wednesday night, allowing three runs over 0.1 innings.
Impact: Cook struggled in the spring and was sent to Triple-A, but seemed to have worked his issues out and was used in a tie game on Wednesday. The A's will likely consider the outing just a blip on the radar, but will watch him closely after his issues this spring.