The Pittsburgh Pirates are one of six teams who have shown preliminary interest in right handed pitcher Aaron Cook, according to Bill Brink. Cook has a career 4.53 ERA in over 1300 innings pitched in the majors. He's never been a guy who can strike out batters, with a career 3.8 K/9 ratio, including a 4.5 K/9 ratio in 2011. Cook missed 60 games in 2011 with a broken finger. Cook's xFIP over the last three years hasn't been that much worse than Paul Maholm's. Personally, I'd have a lot of players on my wish list before I got down to Cook....
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