Colorado Rockies Buy Out Aaron Cook's Contract

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NBC Sports reports that the Colorado Rockies have decided to decline pitcher Aaron Cook’s option, and buyout the remaining $11 million on his contract for $500,000.

Cook has been battered by injuries, allowing him to pitch just 97 innings last season.  In 17 starts, he posted a 3-10 record with a 6.03 ERA.

The 32-year-old right hander has seen a decline in the number of innings he’s thrown for the past three seasons, tossing 158 innings in 2009, 128 in 2010, and 97 this year.

told Jim Armstrong

Denver Post