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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (0) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that there's been "quite a bit of interest" in Alex Cobb this offseason.
However, he adds that the Rays "are likely to hold on to their pitching for now." Cobb missed all of 2015 and will be absent for much of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. Given that, it's hard to imagine the Rays getting a suitable offer for him. The right-hander is under team control through 2017. Feb 7 - 10:38 AM
Source: Boston Globe

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Rays and RHP Alex Cobb avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4 million contract.

It's the same number he got last winter in his first time through the arbitration process. Cobb missed the entire 2015 season with forearm and elbow troubles and he will likely miss most of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in mid-May. The 28-year-old right-hander delivered a stellar 2.87 ERA in 27 starts for the Rays in 2014.
Jan 14 - 2:36 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that there "may be some cooling" in trade talks between the Rays and Cubs about a possible deal involving Alex Cobb and Javier Baez.

Topkin reported news of talks on Monday, including the Cubs' interest in Cobb. The breakdown in talks appears to be over some of the other proposed pieces in the deal. There's always the chance it could be revived, but the two sides have apparently taken a step back for now.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 03:17:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the starter the Cubs may want in a Javier Baez trade with the Rays is Alex Cobb.

Cobb, of course, missed all of 2015 and will be sidelined until next August while recovering from Tommy John surgery. It's unclear at this point whether he would be the primary piece in the deal or part of a larger trade. Cobb is due to hit free agency in 2018, so he will have only one full season before hitting the open market.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 10:14:00 PM

Rays activated RHP Alex Cobb from the 60-day disabled list.

He's now been restored to the 40-man roster. Cobb will be out until around midseason next year while he recovers from Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 04:44:00 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) began a throwing program on Saturday.

He made 20 tosses with head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield in what was his first throwing since May's Tommy John surgery. Cobb will be sidelined until midseason next year.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 11:53:00 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that everything went well. Cobb's season is over and he'll likely be sidelined until around midseason next year. The Rays were counting on big things out of Cobb and Drew Smyly this season, so they are really going to be missed.
Thu, May 14, 2015 04:32:00 PM

Rays transferred RHP Alex Cobb to the 60-day disabled list.

This is nothing more than a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster. Cobb is set to undergo Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to return until September of 2016.
Fri, May 8, 2015 11:05:00 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) revealed Friday that he will undergo Tommy John surgery.

Cobb revealed Friday that he's been diagnosed with a full ulnar collateral ligament tear, so the platelet-rich plasma injection he received this week wouldn't have done any good. The right-hander is shooting to return in September of next season. Obviously, it's a massive blow for the Rays.
Fri, May 8, 2015 03:38:00 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will wait a few weeks before making a decision about Tommy John surgery.

Cobb has a partial ligament tear in his right elbow and was given a platelet-rich plasma injection this week from Dr. James Andrews. While he'll wait a little while to see how he feels, he's still strongly considering the possibility of Tommy John surgery.
Thu, May 7, 2015 04:58:00 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) received a platelet-rich plasma injection this week from Dr. James Andrews.

The plan calls for Cobb to rest for a week following the PRP injection and then try light throwing for a week to see how his elbow holds up. He has been diagnosed with a partially-torn ligament in his pitching elbow -- an injury that almost always leads to Tommy John surgery. The 27-year-old right-hander is going to try to pitch through it for now. If he does go under the knife, Cobb might not be back until 2017.
Thu, May 7, 2015 08:50:00 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times confirms that Alex Cobb has a partial ligament tear in his right elbow.

Cobb is going to try to pitch through it, but pitchers who suffer torn elbow ligaments almost always wind up undergoing Tommy John surgery. Cobb, 27, posted a 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season. It's obviously a really bad situation for the Rays, who are off to a decent start in 2015.
Tue, May 5, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times speculates that Alex Cobb has a partial elbow ligament tear.

It's important to note that the Rays have not made any sort of announcement on Cobb's status, so Topkin categorized this as "informed speculation" after his recent setback and a new MRI. The belief is that the Rays will wait to see how he responds to rest and treatment, but if Topkin is correct, Tommy John surgery could very well be in his future. Stay tuned.
Tue, May 5, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Alex Cobb (forearm) has been shut down from throwing after experiencing "a little bit of a setback," according to Rays manager Kevin Cash.

Cobb will be examined by the team's doctor, although it's unclear if an MRI is planned. More should be known about how big of a setback this could be after the doctor's visit, but obviously we don't figure to see Cobb for a while now. The right-hander had resumed throwing off a mound a little over a week ago as he worked his way back from right forearm tendinitis.
Mon, May 4, 2015 05:21:00 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Sunday that Alex Cobb (forearm) will work on his offspeed pitches in his next throwing session, which will be on flat ground.

Cobb is being eased along slowly in his recovery from right forearm tendinitis and no longer seems certain to debut by the end of May. He began throwing bullpen sessions on April 22 and would typically progressing toward a rehab assignment at this point. But the Rays don't want to rush the 27-year-old right-hander, who posted a 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season.
Mon, May 4, 2015 09:10:00 AM

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