Cook out as A’s closer
Oakland A’s reliever Ryan Cook has been removed from the
closer’s role, at least temporarily, by manager Bob Melvin.
Melvin said he wanted to get the rookie some work in
Cook has converted just two of his last six save opportunities,
and 12 of 19 for the season.
Melvin was reluctant to name a new closer, saying the team has
”a couple different options,” including relievers who have helped
close games this year.
Right-hander Grant Balfour is the only other Oakland pitcher
with multiple saves. He went 7 for 9 in save opportunities before
losing his job in May.