Alex Cobb RUMORS & NEWS

  • Report: Rangers showing “sustained interest” in Alex Cobb, Lance Lynn

    Hardball Talk "The Rangers signed free agent pitcher Doug Fister on Sunday afternoon, agreeing to a one-year deal worth $4 million with a club option for the 2019 season. Jon Morosi reports that the Rangers are still on the hunt for pitching, showing “sustained interest” in free agents Alex Cobb and Lance..." November 27

  • Yankees, Cubs set to battle for Alex Cobb?

    Newark Star-Ledger "This qualifies as a surprise hot stove rumor for the Yankees. According to long-time MLB insider Peter Gammons, the Yankees will be heavily involved in the race to sign ex-Rays right-handed starter Alex Cobb. Heading for Thanksgiving, the industry consensus is that the Alex Cobb showdown..." November 21

  • Rangers have interest in Alex Cobb

    Real GM Baseball "The Texas Rangers are looking to add pitching this offseason and remain interested Alex Cobb. "The Rangers saw enough value in Cobb last off-season that they were linked to him via a trade with Tampa Bay, despite facing his first full season after Tommy John surgery. After a successful season,..." November 19

  • Orioles interested in Cobb

    ESPN "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..." November 18

  • What not paying the luxury tax means for Cubs and Alex Cobb

    CSN Chicago "The Cubs are not projected to pay the luxury tax this year after staying under Major League Baseball’s $195 million threshold, a source with knowledge of the team’s financials said Monday, a significant development as they chase high-profile free agents and reload for another World Series..." November 14

  • Rays Will Extend Qualifying Offer to Alex Cobb

    MLB Trade Rumors "In line with rumblings from earlier today, the Rays will extend a $17.4MM qualifying offer to right-hander Alex Cobb, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets. Cobb ranks as the 11th-best free agent available on MLBTR’s Top 50 Free Agents list. As Heyman notes, the 30-year-old Cobb has only made $9MM thus..." November 06

  • Cubs’ new pitching coach may give team better shot at signing Rays pitcher

    Larry Brown Sports "With Jake Arrieta’s free agency looming, the Chicago Cubs may be positioning themselves to land another right-handed starter just in case. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported on Thursday that the Cubs are hiring ex-Tampa Bay Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey to the same position. Jon..." October 28

  • Alex Cobb not ready to contemplate likely end to Rays career

    Tampa Bay Times "Alex Cobb isn't ready to look ahead to the past just yet. Despite what he said to the cameras, Cobb was well aware that Saturday's start against the Red Sox most likely would be his last at the Trop in a Rays uniform. With two weeks still to play before the end of his final season before..." September 17

  • Rays place Cobb on DL with turf toe

    CBS Sports "Cobb was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with turf toe in his right big toe. It's not entirely clear when the injury cropped up on Cobb as he threw six innings of one-run ball during his last outing, but the issue is serious enough to warrant a stay on the DL." August 08