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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Alex Cobb (back) is on track to make his final spring tune-up on Friday.
Cobb was scratched from a scheduled start in a minor league game Sunday due to lower back tightness, but he's feeling better now and will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday. If all goes well, he'll make his season debut on April 5. Mar 28 - 8:46 AM

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Alex Cobb was scratched from a scheduled start in a minor league game Sunday due to lower back tightness.

It's obviously not ideal this close to Opening Day, although Cobb doesn't think it will affect his ability to start the third game of the season as scheduled. Cobb holds a 3.95 ERA over four starts this spring.
Mar 26 - 11:08 AM

Alex Cobb pitched 5 1/3 innings and allowed three runs Tuesday against the Pirates.

Cobb was throwing 88-mph meatballs in the first, so it was s surprise he ended up making it through 5 1/3 innings and striking out five. It's possible he's hit a bit of a dead-arm period, since reports on his velocity were better leading up to this one. He's a really intriguing bounce-back candidate for 2017, but he's hardly a sure thing.
Mar 21 - 4:41 PM

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, Alex Cobb is drawing "potential interest" from the Cubs and Dodgers.

The Cubs are coached by former Rays manager Joe Maddon while Dodgers president Andrew Friedman previously served as Tampa Bay's GM. Cobb has been the subject of trade rumors for quite some time and the Rays should be motivated to move him in the last year of his contract. Cobb looked rusty in his return from Tommy John surgery last season but still holds an impressive 3.44 ERA for his career.
Mar 18 - 10:56 PM

Alex Cobb gave up two runs on four hits in 3 1/3 innings during a loss to the Red Sox on Saturday.

He struck out just one batter and issued a pair of free passes. He now has a 3.24 ERA after throwing 8 1/3 innings in three starts. Cobb managed only five starts with a scary 8.59 ERA after returning from Tommy John surgery late last season. The Rays hope he can return to the level that made him one of the better pitchers in baseball in 2013 and 2014.
Mar 11 - 5:39 PM

Alex Cobb was perfect for two innings Tuesday in his start against the Twins.

Cobb's velocity was fine after returning from Tommy John surgery last year, but he didn't have his old feel for his arsenal, particularly his changeup. If he gets that back this spring, he could reemerge as a top-30 SP this year.
Feb 28 - 5:04 PM

Rays and RHP Alex Cobb avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.2 million contract.

He's getting only a small raise after he missed nearly all of last season while working his way back from Tommy John surgery. Cobb will be going into his walk year in 2017.
Jan 13 - 2:35 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Rays are "getting a lot of hits" on Alex Cobb.

The Rangers are one club known to be in on Cobb. Heyman notes that plenty of teams are interested in Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi, as well. Cobb put up a disappointing 8.59 ERA over five starts late last season for the Rays after making his way back from Tommy John surgery, but he should be much better in 2017 as he's further removed from the operation. Cobb will be a free agent after next season.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 08:54:00 PM

Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have talked to the Rays about Alex Cobb.

It's a fit that makes sense, as the Rangers are in the market for pitching and have been connected to a few Rays starters dating back to the trade deadline. Cobb put up an ugly 8.59 ERA over five starts late last season for the Rays after returning from Tommy John surgery, but he should be better equipped for success in 2017. It will be his contract year.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 05:13:00 PM

Alex Cobb allowed eight runs on eight hits over three innings in a loss to the White Sox on Tuesday.

Cobb didn't discriminate with his awfulness, allowing at least two runs in each of his three innings of work. That included a pair of homers, a two-run job in the first inning and a three-run shot in the third. After posting a nice 3.06 ERA through his first three starts back from Tommy John surgery, Cobb has now allowed 15 runs in his last 4 1/3 innings. He'll get one more chance to get some work in during the 2016 season on Sunday, when the Rays travel to take on the Rangers.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 01:23:00 AM

Alex Cobb got taken out behind the woodshed on Wednesday as he was whipped for seven runs in just 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees.

New York's batters had no trouble squaring up his pitches tonight. He gave up nine hits and a walk while retiring only four batters -- two via the strikeout. He was making his fourth start of the season. He entered the game with a 3.06 ERA and doubled it in a hurry, departing with a 6.16 ERA. He missed all of last year and most of this year recovering from arm surgery.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 10:45:00 PM

Alex Cobb delivered 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Rays' defeat of the Blue Jays.

It was the strongest outing in nearly two years for Cobb, who missed all of 2015 and the first five months of 2016 following Tommy John surgery. He yielded just two Toronto hits on Wednesday afternoon and struck out four, scattering three walks. The one run he gave up came on an Edwin Encarnacion sac fly in the bottom of the first. Cobb, a fantasy stud not long ago, now boasts a 3.06 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 12/4 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings since his September 2 season debut. He'll try to keep it working at home against the Yankees next week.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 03:48:00 PM

Alex Cobb allowed four runs -- three earned -- over six innings against the Yankees on Thursday.

Cobb actually did well to limit the damage, as he gave up two home runs and nine hits on the night. It wasn't as promising as his 2016 debut his last time out, but there will be some bumps in the road as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. The 28-year-old has a 4.09 ERA in those two starts, with another start against the Blue Jays -- the team he faced in his debut last week -- up next.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 10:55:00 PM

Alex Cobb made his return from Tommy John surgery on Friday against the Blue Jays and allowed two runs over five innings.

Cobb didn’t look long for this one after giving up two runs on three hits in the first inning, but he settled down quite nicely from there. He retired the final 10 batters he faced and struck out the side in the fifth inning. He struck out seven batters in all while walking just one. Ups and downs are to be expected as he shakes the rust after Tommy John surgery, but he’s worth a flier in most fantasy leagues for the stretch run.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 10:25:00 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will make his return to the Rays' rotation Friday against the Blue Jays.

The wait is finally over, as Cobb will make his first start in the majors since September 28, 2014. The veteran right-hander posted a 6.65 ERA over eight starts during his minor league rehab assignment and should be considered a wait-and-see option in fantasy leagues. The Rays are expected to use a six-man rotation in September.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 04:42:00 PM

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