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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alex Cobb (forearm) said he felt good during a bullpen session Friday.
It was his first time throwing off a mound since being diagnosed with right forearm tendinitis over five weeks ago. "You can see the light at the end of the tunnel," Cobb said. The right-hander will throw another bullpen session on Monday and go from there. He should rejoin the Rays' rotation at some point next month if all goes well. Apr 24 - 4:01 PM

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Alex Cobb is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday for the first time since landing on the disabled list with right forearm tendinitis.

Cobb played catch Tuesday and Wednesday without issue and the right-hander is now ready to take the next step in his rehab. There's still no timetable for his return, though mid-May seems like a possibility. The 27-year-old posted a stellar 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season.
Apr 22 - 5:46 PM

Alex Cobb (forearm) is slated to play catch Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Rays have been taking things very slow with Cobb, who was diagnosed with right forearm tendinitis a little over one month ago. The hope is that he'll be able to throw a bullpen session Friday, but there's still no clear timetable for his return.
Apr 21 - 4:17 PM

Alex Cobb (forearm) played catch with more intensity on Tuesday.

There remains no timetable for Cobb's return, as the Rays are proceeding cautiously with their ace. The right-hander was diagnosed with right forearm tendinitis a month ago and resumed playing catch over a week ago. It's not clear when he'll be cleared to throw off a mound.
Apr 15 - 11:10 AM

Alex Cobb (forearm) played catch on Tuesday afternoon and called it his "best day yet."

Cobb still isn't throwing off a mound, but he should cross that hurdle soon. The 27-year-old was placed on the disabled list April 5 with right forearm tendinitis and probably won't be ready to join the Rays' starting rotation until the end of this month. He posted a stellar 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season.
Apr 7 - 4:11 PM

Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tendinitis.

Cobb came down with the forearm discomfort in mid-March. Multiple tests have ruled out structural damage and he's expected to join the Rays' starting rotation around late April. Chris Archer is starting on Opening Day against the visiting Orioles.
Apr 5 - 3:40 PM

Alex Cobb (forearm) played catch again Wednesday.

Cobb has now been throwing on flat ground for almost a week and should soon be cleared to step back on a mound. The right-hander developed forearm tendinitis in mid-March and probably won't be ready to join the Rays' starting rotation until late April. But he's still a good middle-round pick in all mixed league fantasy drafts after posting a 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season.
Apr 2 - 8:53 AM

Alex Cobb (forearm) will play catch again Monday.

Cobb resumed throwing on Saturday and felt fine. He's been slowed for the past couple of weeks by forearm tendinitis, but tests have ruled out structural damage and he should be ready to join the Rays' regular-season rotation by the end of April.
Mar 30 - 9:06 AM

Alex Cobb (forearm) has been cleared to begin playing catch on Saturday.

Cobb indicated on Monday that he's pain-free and is anxious to get back on the field. It looks as though he may miss a start to begin the season, but should be ready to join the Rays rotation in mid-April. His price in fantasy drafts has fallen due to the injury news, so he could wind up being a terrific value in the middle rounds.
Mar 28 - 9:02 AM

Alex Cobb (forearm) said Wednesday that he could resume throwing in the next couple of days.

Cobb said Monday that he's pain-free and a visit with Rays team doctor Koco Eaton went well on Wednesday, so things are looking up for him as he makes his way back from right forearm tendinitis. Still, he's set to begin the season on the disabled list and there's no clear timetable for his season debut yet.
Mar 25 - 8:32 AM

Alex Cobb (forearm) said Monday that he is pain-free.

Cobb has a checkup Tuesday with the Rays' team doctor and is hoping to be cleared to resume throwing. The right-hander has been shut down since leaving a Grapefruit League start last Tuesday with tendinitis in his right forearm. He's likely to begin the regular season on the 15-day disabled list, but a mid-April debut seems doable.
Mar 23 - 9:12 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that the plan calls for Alex Cobb (forearm) to rest for 4-7 days before being reevaluated.

Cobb had an early exit from Tuesday's start and is dealing with right forearm tendinitis. His timetable is unclear right now, which isn't the best scenario for fantasy owners, but he's not expected to be ready for the start of the season. Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi, and Nate Karns appear to be the only locks for the Rays' rotation at the moment, with Matt Andriese, Burch Smith, Enny Romero, Everett Teaford in the mix for the final two spots.
Mar 18 - 10:56 AM

The Rays have confirmed that Alex Cobb has right forearm tendinitis and is expected to miss his Opening Day start.

The Rays haven't said anything about his status beyond that, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported late Tuesday that Cobb is likely to miss "the first few weeks" of the season. We should have more clarity on the situation soon, but Cobb is certainly a riskier investment in fantasy leagues right now. Chris Archer is likely to replace him as the Opening Day starter for the Rays.
Mar 18 - 8:53 AM

Alex Cobb is expected to begin the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with tendinitis in his right forearm.

The tendinitis diagnosis is viewed as good news, but the Rays are expected to proceed cautiously here. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that Cobb is likely to miss "the first few weeks" of the season. Cobb has felt some tightness in his forearm for the last few days but didn't think it was more than "normal spring soreness." He pitched three innings Tuesday despite the tightness before eventually coming out of the game. The Rays are now likely to have Cobb, Matt Moore (elbow), Drew Smyly (shoulder) and Alex Colome (pneumonia) on the disabled list to start the season. Chris Archer is now expected to start Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 11:35 PM

Alex Cobb said after leaving Tuesday's game that he doesn't think his forearm tightness is serious.

Cobb actually felt tightness before taking the mound Tuesday, but he went ahead and threw three innings anyway. He'll see how he feels in the next day or so before the next step is decided. Of course, Cobb wouldn't be the first pitcher to downplay an injury only to have something to turn out to be more serious, so we wouldn't say he's out of the woods yet.
Mar 17 - 2:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2Allan Dykstra
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Colome
8Matt Andriese
9Matt Moore
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Ernesto Frieri
4Kevin Jepsen
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7Jose Dominguez
8C.J. Riefenhauser
9Brandon Gomes