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    Ryan Cook To Represent USC In MLB All-Star Game Tuesday
    Ryan Cook
    Ryan Cook

    July 9, 2012

    Former USC pitcher and rookie reliever Ryan Cook, who is enjoying a break-out season with the Oakland Athletics, is set to take the mound for the American League in Tuesday's MLB All-Star game in Kansas City.

    Cook was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 27th round of the 2008 major league draft before being dealt to Oakland in 2011.

    A starting pitcher at USC, Cook transitioned to the bullpen posting a 1.41 ERA in 38.1 innings of work with a sensational 0.89 WHIP this season.

    "Coming into the year, I was looking just to make the team," Cook said. "Never ever did I imagine getting the results that I've gotten or the opportunity to do this. I'm truly blessed."

    In his three years with the Trojans he made 42 starts in 46 appearances, posting an 18-13 record with a 5.33 ERA with two complete games and one save. In 251 2/3 innings, he tallied 92 walks and 150 strikeouts.