According to Rob Bradford of WEEI.com, the Boston Red Sox are planning on calling up Aaron Cook from Triple A Pawtucket in the next couple of days, with the hope that he’ll find a fit in the team’s bullpen.
Cook signed a Minor League contract with the Red Sox this off season that allowed him to opt out if he hadn’t been added to the team’s active roster by May 1st. After last night’s deadline passed, the Red Sox have 48 hours to call up or trade the 33 year old right handed pitcher.
While the team created an open spot on the active roster when they demoted Lars Anderson back to Triple A after Tuesday’s game, Boston will still need to find a spot on the 40-man roster for Cook.
After impressing several teams with his low ERA in the Minor Leagues, it was believed that Cook would have little trouble finding work at the big league level, whether the Red Sox called him up or not.