The Red Sox added some potential pitching depth by signing right-handed starter Aaron Cook to a minor-league deal pending a physical, according to multiple reports.
Cook, 32, was 3-10 with a 6.03 ERA in 18 appearances (17 starts) last season. He was dealing with a sore shoulder in spring training when he broke his right index finger, slamming it in a door, and didn't pitch until June 8 in the final year of a three-year, $29 million contract.
His best campaign was 2008, when he went 16-9 with a 3.96 ERA in 32 starts, and he was 11-6 with a 4.16 ERA in 2009.
In 2010, Cook missed 27 games with turf toe then suffered a broken leg in September when he was struck by a Joey Votto line drive.
Red Sox pitching coach Bob McClure worked with Cook when he was a coach in the Rockies system.
FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal was first to report the agreement.