Alex Cobb RUMORS & NEWS

  • Rays ace Alex Cobb to undergo Tommy John elbow surgery

    Hardball Talk "Earlier this week there was some talk of Alex Cobb trying the rest-and-rehab route after an MRI exam showed a torn elbow ligament, but the Rays announced that the 27-year-old right-hander has decided to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery. Cobb has been on the disabled list all season..." May 08

  • Rays' Cobb considering Tommy John surgery

    The Score "Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb indicated Thursday that he'll likely undergo season-ending surgery if he fails to experience improvement in his partially torn elbow ligament over the next few weeks. Cobb, who had a platelet-rich plasma injection earlier this week in an effort to speed up..." May 08

  • Rays’ Cobb will try to pitch with tear in elbow

    Tampa Tribune "Rays right-hander Alex Cobb has a small tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, according to a team source, leaving his return to the team this season in question. Matt Silverman, the club’s president of baseball operations, said Tuesday the immediate plan calls for rest and..." May 06

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Have confirmed #Rays Cobb does have partial tear in elbow ligament as reported earlier, will try to pitch through it.

  • Rays’ Cobb shuts it down, awaits test results

    Tampa Tribune "Rays right-hander Alex Cobb (forearm tendinitis) has stopped his throwing program and was examined by team orthopedist Koco Eaton. “It’s a little bit of a setback,” manager Kevin Cash said before Monday’s game with the Red Sox. “Just doesn’t quite feel right.” Cobb was scheduled to throw his..." May 05

  • Informed speculation on Rays' Alex Cobb: Partial tear in elbow

    Tampa Bay Times "Rays RHP Alex Cobb's season may be very much in jeopardy. Informed speculation is that a new more detailed MRI revealed a partial tear in his elbow ligament, which in the short term puts him on a program of rest and treatment and longer-term could lead to surgery. Cobb could undergo various..." May 05

  • Alex Cobb plays catch Tuesday, calls it “best day yet”

    Hardball Talk "Alex Cobb is beginning to make steady progress in his rehabilitation from right forearm tendinitis. According to Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, the 27-year-old starting pitcher played an intensive game of catch on Tuesday afternoon at Tropicana Field and later called it his “best day yet.”" April 08

  • Rays' Alex Cobb likely to miss time with tendinitis

    Tampa Bay Times "The tightness in Alex Cobb's right forearm that forced him from Tuesday's game has been diagnosed as tendinitis, which is relatively good news but seems likely to keep him from making his opening day start. Cobb left Tuesday's game against the Phillies after three innings and had an MRI exam...." March 18

  • Rays' Cobb removed from start against Phillies with forearm tightness

    Fox Sports Florida "Alex Cobb was removed from his start Tuesday afternoon against the Philadelphia Phillies for precautionary reasons with right forearm tightness, but he seemed unconcerned about the severity of his condition. He will be further evaluated. Cobb threw 32 pitches, 25 for strikes, in three innings..." March 17

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    Eduardo A. Encina @EddieInTheYard

    Alex Cobb will start Opening Day for the #Rays vs. #Orioles, @TBTimes_Rays reports.

  • What to expect from Alex Cobb in 2015

    D-Rays Bay "Alex Cobb had great 2013 and 2014 seasons, but now that David Price is gone, what can we expect from him in his first full season as the Rays ace? Underrated and overlooked. An approximation of an ace. Many writers and fans expressed their feelings in different ways about Alex Cobb in the past..." January 19

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    Hearing #Rays Cobb's bullpen session went well today, so he should be set for Thursday return vs. #Athletics

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    Josh Vitale @JoshVitale

    Cobb said he will make a rehab start on Saturday. Said it would either be here with the @StoneCrabs or with Triple-A Durham. #Rays

  • Alex Cobb aims to return before end of May

    Hardball Talk "Rays starter Alex Cobb is ahead of schedule in his recovery from a severely-strained left oblique. The right-hander threw what Rays manager Joe Maddon described as an “electric” bullpen session on Tuesday afternoon and told reporters after the workout that he expects to be back in Tampa Bay’s..." May 06

  • Rays place Alex Cobb on 15-day DL with oblique strain

    CBSSports.com "The Rays are down another pitcher. The team announced that right-hander Alex Cobb has been placed on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain. Cobb, 26, held the Reds to four hits in seven shutout innings on Saturday, throwing 87 pitches. It appears his oblique may have been bothering him as..." April 13

  • Cobb, Joyce lead Rays back into first-place tie with 7-4 win over O's

    Tampa Tribune "The Orioles had the bases loaded with no outs and were trailing by two runs in the seventh inning Tuesday when Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon called for Alex Torres the left-hander who seems suited for those situations. Remember the time in early June when Torres came on at Detroit with the..." August 21

  • Rays Cobb, Jennings nearing returns

    Tampa Tribune "Slowly but steadily the crowded sick bay of the Tampa Bay Rays is emptying out. Alex Cobb who hasn't returned to the mound since he was hit in the head by a line drive June 15 and suffered a concussion is slated to pitch in Thursday's series finale against Seattle. “I'm feeling a lot better”..." August 14

  • Alex Cobb continues recovery, throws live batting practice

    Fox Sports Florida "Alex Cobb threw live batting practice Sunday at Tropicana Field, the latest development in his recovery from a mild concussion. The session for the Tampa Bay Rays right-hander, which occurred before the series finale between the Rays and Houston Astros, lasted about 30 minutes and included..." July 14

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #rays Cobb unsure when he will return but said any statement he won't be back this year "couldn't be further from the truth"

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    Marc Topkin @TBTimes_Rays

    #rays Maddon said he talked to Cobb and he's doing better, but no timetable and Maddon can't say for sure he'll pitch again this year

  • Cobb leaves hospital; placed on seven-day DL

    MLB.com "After staying overnight for further observation, Rays starter Alex Cobb was released from Bayfront Medical Center on Sunday afternoon and headed home. The Rays placed Cobb on the seven-day concussion disabled list and recalled reliever Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham on Sunday morning, a day..." June 16

  • Rays' Alex Cobb OK for discharge

    ESPN.com "Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb is expected to be released from the hospital one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive. The Rays announced the news before Sunday's game with the Royals. The pitcher will likely be discharged from the hospital Sunday afternoon. The team says..." June 16

  • Cobb returns after needed healing time

    Tampa Tribune "Alex Cobb returns to the mound today for the first time since May 26, when he went 8 1/3 innings against the Yankees. He developed a cut near the nail on his right middle finger and missed his last start. “This was much needed,” Cobb said. “I wouldn't have been able to be effective Friday..." June 05

  • Cobb's finger means rotation tweak; Colome starts tonight

    Tampa Tribune "Alex Colome arrived in the Tampa Bay Rays clubhouse Wednesday morning expecting to make his major-league debut out of the bullpen. But after Wednesday night's game, the 24-year-old rookie learned he will take the mound for his first career start tonight. The move was made after RHP Alex..." May 30

  • Cobb makes history in unusual Rays win

    Tampa Tribune "It was Star Trek Night at Tropicana Field on Friday night, and keeping with the theme Captain Alex Cobb boldly went were no major league pitcher has gone before. The Tampa Bay Rays right-hander became the first pitcher in major league history to strike out 13 batters in appearance that lasted..." May 11

  • Cobb leads Rays to series win over Rockies

    Tampa Tribune "The Tampa Bay Rays were already in a jam before Desmond Jennings stepped to the plate in the top of the first inning Sunday at Coors Field. Ben Zobrist left the team to join his family after the death of his grandmother. Yunel Escobar could not play because of a bruised left hand suffered..." May 06

  • Cobb relying on curve

    Tampa Tribune "If Tampa Bay Rays RHP Alex Cobb had enough innings last season to qualify for such things, he would have led the major leagues with the largest percentage of change-ups thrown per start at 33.8 percent. But in his first start this season, only 18.4 percent of his pitches were change-ups. Cobb..." April 12

  • Can Alex Cobb Become The Next Rays Innings Eater?

    D-Rays Bay "Rays Manager Joe Maddon is known to use some unusual language for a baseball manager and this spring's quote to note is that Alex Cobb is "pretty much ensconced" in the rotation. This is quite a switch for Cobb who reported to spring training and was part of the very first group of cuts -..." February 28