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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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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times believes that the Rays could decide to skip Alex Cobb's final start of the season.
The right-hander is in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery and has already logged 179 1/3 innings. Rather than push him any further, the Rays may decide to just sit him down as they are out of contention. He has had a very solid season overall, registering a 12-10 record, 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 128/44 K/BB ratio. He'll be one of the top starting pitchers available on the free agent market this winter and has positioned himself very well for a nice payday. Sep 23 - 9:09 AM

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Alex Cobb logged a quality start in Friday's victory over the Orioles, allowing three runs on nine hits over his six frames.

Cobb fanned four and walked one in the ballgame. The Orioles scratched out a pair of runs in the second inning and Chris Davis slugged a solo homer in the fourth, but Cobb was able to limit the damage otherwise. Now 12-10 on the season, he'll look to finish the season strong when he does battle against the Yankees in New York on Thursday.
Sep 22 - 10:24 PM

Alex Cobb took a loss to the Red Sox after allowing three runs in 5 1/3 innings on Saturday.

He served up a solo homer to Mookie Betts in the second inning and then allowed RBI hits to Betts and Rafael Devers in the sixth. Cobb struck out five batters without issuing a walk in the contest. He falls to 11-10 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.21 WHIP through 28 starts. It has been a nice bounce-back campaign for Cobb after he missed almost all of the last two seasons to injury.
Sep 16 - 9:05 PM

Alex Cobb held the Red Sox to one run over five innings on Sunday in a 4-1 victory over Boston.

Cobb did allow three walks and four hits in those five innings, but he was able to limit the damage to just the run and he struck out five. It's the 11th win of the year for the right-hander, and his ERA lowers to 3.59. He'll face Boston again on Sunday, this time in Tampa.
Sep 10 - 5:14 PM

Alex Cobb held the Twins to one earned run over 5 2/3 innings Monday for his 10th win of the season.

Cobb gave up a run on two singles and a Byron Buxton stolen base in the top of the second inning, but he was otherwise excellent. Minnesota managed just one other hit against the 29-year-old right-hander, who struck out seven against two walks. Cobb is now 10-9 with a trusty 3.64 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 114/40 K/BB ratio in 163 innings this season for the Rays. He'll meet the Red Sox at Fenway Park next.
Sep 4 - 10:46 PM

Alex Cobb surrendered three runs in six innings Tuesday in a loss to the Royals.

Cobb's quality start wasn't enough with the way the Rays are hitting in the second half. In something of an oddity, he threw three wild pitches in a night in which he never walked a batter. It was as many wild pitches as he had in his previous 24 starts this year combined.
Aug 29 - 11:35 PM

Alex Cobb was lifted after 4 1/3 scoreless innings Thursday against the Blue Jays.

There was no injury reported. Cobb's pitch count was an issue all day, and he was at 94 after allowing two of the first three batters to reach in the fifth. The early exit cost him a chance at a win -- the Rays were up 1-0 when he was lifted -- but it might have played a big role in the Rays actually getting the win; Steve Cishek was able to pitch out of the jam and the bullpen came threw with four more scoreless innings in a 2-0 game.
Aug 24 - 5:14 PM

Rays activated RHP Alex Cobb from the 10-day disabled list.

Cobb has been battling turf toe in his big right toe for several weeks, but he did not experience any setbacks in his rehab and should be good to go down the stretch. Prior to landing on the disabled list, he held a 3.80 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 96/37 K/BB ratio across 23 starts covering 147 innings.
Aug 23 - 10:55 PM

Alex Cobb (toe) will rejoin the Rays' rotation on Thursday versus the Blue Jays.

He'll slide into the rotation spot vacated by Jacob Faria (abdomen). Cobb has been on the shelf for the last couple weeks with turf toe in his right big toe, but he's been throwing the last few days with no issues.
Aug 20 - 10:19 AM

Alex Cobb (toe) could rejoin the Rays' rotation as soon as Tuesday versus the Blue Jays.

Cobb threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and is slated for another one Saturday. Assuming that goes well, he'll be cleared to rejoin the Rays' rotation. The veteran right-hander has missed the last two weeks with turf toe in his right big toe.
Aug 18 - 10:50 AM

Alex Cobb (toe) threw a successful 40-pitch bullpen session Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters that Cobb "felt very good" during and after the workout, calling the progress "great news." It sounds like the right-hander will be cleared to return to Tampa Bay's starting rotation next week, without making a minor league rehab start. Cobb, out since August 6 due to turf toe, holds a 3.80 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 96/37 K/BB ratio in 147 innings this season.
Aug 17 - 8:37 AM

Alex Cobb (toe) is expected to resume throwing off a mound on Wednesday.

Which could put him in line to return to the Rays' starting rotation next week. Cobb landed on the 10-day disabled list last Tuesday after being diagnosed with turf toe. He has a 3.80 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 96/37 K/BB ratio in 147 innings (23 starts) this season for Tampa Bay.
Aug 15 - 5:32 PM

Alex Cobb (toe) said he's certain he'll miss just 10 days.

Cobb was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday after coming down with turf toe in his last start Saturday against the Brewers. He told reporters that he could have pitched through the ailment, but the Rays wanted to play it safe. Blake Snell will take his spot in the rotation for one turn.
Aug 8 - 4:04 PM

Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to August 6, with turf toe in his right big toe.

Cobb said the toe first began bothering him during his start on Saturday against the Brewers. The righty isn't overly concerned and thinks he'll be back when his 10 days are up. Blake Snell has been recalled to take his rotation spot.
Aug 8 - 3:24 PM

Alex Cobb took a hard-luck loss after allowing one run in six innings to the Brewers on Saturday.

He gave up an RBI double to shortstop Orlando Arcia and that was all it took to doom his team to defeat. Cobb struck out six and walked one batter while allowing five base hits in the impressive outing. He falls to 9-8 with a 3.80 ERA after 23 starts. He has 96 strikeouts and 37 walks in 147 innings.
Aug 5 - 9:36 PM

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C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
3Curt Casali
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Brad Miller
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
3Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Cesar Puello
DH1Lucas Duda
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jacob Faria
5Blake Snell
6Austin Pruitt
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Dan Jennings
4Xavier Cedeno
5Tommy Hunter
6Steve Cishek
7Kevin Gadea
8Sergio Romo
9Matt Andriese
10Shawn Tolleson
11Jose Alvarado
12Ryne Stanek
13Chaz Roe
14Chih-Wei Hu