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Giants, veteran reliever Ryan Cook agree to terms of $1.3 million deal

Kyodo

The Yomiuri Giants have reached an agreement to acquire former major league pitcher Ryan Cook, the team announced on Saturday.

The 31-year-old Cook, who played this year with the Seattle Mariners, agreed to terms worth an estimated $1.3 million (about ¥140 million).

The right-hander debuted with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2011 and has played in 236 major league games as a relief pitcher, including for Oakland and Boston. He has a 15-13 career record with 17 saves and a 3.58 ERA.

He underwent surgery on his right throwing elbow in 2016 and made his return to the majors with the Mariners in the concluded 2018 season. He went 2-1 with a 5.29 ERA in 19 games.