After declining a one-year, $17.4 million qualifying offer from the Tampa Bay Rays, pitcher Alex Cobb recently became a free agent and already is drawing interest from another AL East team.

According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Baltimore Orioles are eyeing the right-hander as they look to bolster a starting rotation that finished with the worst ERA in baseball last season.

Cobb, 30, went 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA and 128/44 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 179 1/3 innings (29 starts) last season for Tampa Bay -- his first full year since undergoing Tommy John surgery.