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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher

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

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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. Nov 6 - 4:44 PM

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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.
Oct 4 - 11:53 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.
May 14 - 4:32 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.
May 8 - 11:05 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.
May 8 - 3:38 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.
May 7 - 4:58 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.
May 7 - 8:50 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.
May 5 - 5:36 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.
May 5 - 12:38 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.
May 4 - 5:21 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.
May 4 - 9:10 AM

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

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

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