Archive - May 2, 2012 - Sports Article
Call it a case of allâ€™s well that ends well as Aaron Cook is officially a member of the Boston Red Sox.
Reached Wednesday night, Joe Bick, Cookâ€™s agent, says he went ahead and filed the necessary â€śopt-out notificationâ€ť paperwork shortly after the clock struck midnight and the calendar read May 2, one day following the May 1 opt-out clause that the veteran pitcher had written into the minor-league deal he signed back in January.
WOONSOCKET â€” Skipper John Marsella refused to let junior Brandon Rainville step into the batterâ€™s box after he suffered an injury to his right pinkie finger earlier in the season.
The hiatus: Two weeks, and Rainville was just itching to get back into the lineup.
â€śHe took some swings (Tuesday) and he looked OK; he said he felt OK, so we let him hit (Wednesday),â€ť Marsella stated. â€śStill, we batted him ninth (in the order) because we didnâ€™t want him to have too many at-bats.â€ť