Red Sox Do Not Call Up Cook, Yankees Waiting?


The Aaron Cook saga with the Boston Red Sox took another eyebrow raising turn on Tuesday night when the big club did not call up the 33-year old sinkerballer, meaning his opt-out clause is in effect.

According to Alex Speier of the club now has a 48-hour window to accommodate Cook should he choose to  put it in motion.  Cook will have 24-hours to choose to stay with the organization or elect his opt-out clause, which then would force the Sox hand in a decision.  The big club would have to call him up, trade him or risk losing him to free-agency, something that would be asinine considering the question marks surrounding the current Red Sox starting rotation and bullpen.

Rumblings have surfaced that the Yankees might be interested in Cook if he ever hit the free-agent market as their rotation is just about as messy as Boston’s, reports Jon Heyman of

Speier reports that the Sox will likely work out a deal to retain Cook and to make room for him on the roster the club announced they optioned Lars Anderson to AAA Pawtucket after Tuesday’s game.

Surely to high heaven the Sox won’t lose Cook in this ordeal.  And to think losing him to the Yankees is even an option makes my blood pressure rise instantly.  Remember Kevin Millwood last season?  He turned out to be a nice addition to the Rockies late in the year, something the Red Sox so desperately needed.  If that taught us anything it’s that one club (especially the Red Sox) can never have too much pitching.

As the Cook story continues to grow we’ll keep you posted on all the events, right here at BoSox Injection.

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