Cook heads to DL with shoulder strain

Updated: August 22, 2009, 6:57 PM ET
Associated Press

DENVER -- Aaron Cook was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a right shoulder strain, a potential blow to the Colorado Rockies' playoff hopes.

An All-Star last season, Cook is 10-6 with a 4.47 ERA in 25 starts. To replace him on the roster, Colorado purchased the contract of right-handed reliever Matt Herges from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Rockies began the day leading the NL wild card race by one game over San Francisco.

Cook was hurt during Friday night's 6-3 ...

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