Monday Notes: A’s Activate Ryan Cook From DL

Oakland has another option if closer Jim Johnson continues to struggle, activating Ryan Cook from the disabled list after the right-hander missed the first week of the season with a strained shoulder.

Cook has been one of the best setup men in the league since the A’s acquired him from the Diamondbacks in 2012, posting a 2.30 ERA and 147 strikeouts in 141 innings.

He also has some closing experience and definitely has closer-caliber raw stuff, but for now he’ll slide back into a late-inning setup role in what has the potential to be one of the best, deepest bullpens in baseball if Johnson can get his act together.

Source: Aaron Gleeman (NBC Sports Hardball Talk)

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