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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher | #17

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (30) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 4 (0) / TB
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Alex Cobb surrendered seven runs -- five earned -- in 3 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the Tigers.
Cobb was unlucky early in the outing, but the Tigers hit the ball harder as the afternoon went on. He's allowed 10 hits in both of his starts since joining the Orioles, giving up a total of 15 runs -- 12 earned -- in seven innings. It's still spring training for him, so some early struggles are no surprise, even if this is worse than anyone should have expected. Apr 19 - 4:56 PM

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Alex Cobb was obliterated by the Red Sox in his Orioles' debut on Saturday, surrendering eight runs (seven earned) on 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

The Red Sox jumped on him early in this one, with an RBI double by Andrew Benintendi and a two-run homer from Hanley Ramirez before he had recorded an out. Cobb was able to settle in a bit afterwards, until the Red Sox broke it open with four more runs to chase him in the fourth. He'll look to put this one behind him and get back on track when he takes on the Tigers in Detroit on Thursday.
Apr 14 - 4:12 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Alex Cobb from Double-A Bowie.

Cobb will make his Orioles' debut on Saturday against the Cubs. The right-hander has pitched well against the Red Sox in his career, posting a 3.43 ERA, and has a 3.15 ERA in seven career starts at Fenway Park.
Apr 14 - 12:03 PM

Alex Cobb will make his Orioles debut on Saturday in Boston.

It's obviously not an ideal situation for his first outing with a new club, although Cobb does have a career 3.43 ERA versus the Red Sox and a 3.15 ERA in seven starts at Fenway Park. The veteran right-hander has been getting stretched out in extended spring training after signing a four-year, $57 million contract in late March.
Apr 9 - 4:36 PM

Alex Cobb allowed two runs (one earned) over six innings Monday in a start in extended spring training.

Cobb, who signed a four-year, $57 million deal with Baltimore last month, got stretched out to 93 pitches. It's unclear what the next step will be, but it could be joining the Orioles' rotation. If it happens, he could debut as soon as April 14 against the Red Sox in Fenway Park.
Apr 9 - 4:02 PM

Alex Cobb will make another start at extended spring training next Monday.

The Orioles hadn't dismissed the possibility that Cobb's next outing could come with the big club, but they've decided to give him another tune-up. That means he won't debut with Baltimore until at least April 14. Cobb is playing catch-up after not signing until late March.
Apr 6 - 5:47 PM

Alex Cobb could make his Orioles debut on Monday or Tuesday against the Blue Jays.

Cobb allowed one run over five innings in a simulated game Wednesday and is set to throw a bullpen session either Friday or Saturday. It's possible he will be cleared to join the Orioles' rotation if his 'pen session goes well, but the team might opt to give him another simulated game instead. We'll find out more on Cobb's status this weekend.
Apr 6 - 9:25 AM

Alex Cobb allowed one run over five innings in a simulated game Wednesday at the Orioles' spring training complex in Sarasota, Florida.

Cobb faced off against a group of Orioles minor leaguers and rehabbing slugger Mark Trumbo. He yielded three hits, walked two, and struck out four. It sounds like the 30-year-old right-hander could join the Orioles' rotation on Monday. He signed a four-year, $57 million contract with Baltimore in late March.
Apr 4 - 3:46 PM

Alex Cobb is scheduled to throw a five-inning simulated game on Wednesday.

Cobb made it through a four-inning simulated start Friday without issue. The Orioles would probably like for him to make a minor league rehab start before inserting him into their rotation, but he can't use a major league ball in those outings and so simulated work makes a little more sense. The 30-year-old right-hander signed a four-year, $57 million contract with Baltimore in late March.
Apr 2 - 6:18 PM

Alex Cobb threw a four inning simulation start on Friday and will throw a minor league start before being activated to the Baltimore rotation.

Cobb will throw either six innings or 100 pitches -- whichever comes first. Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters that the earliest he'll be back in the Baltimore rotation is April 14, so it sounds like he could make more than one appearance at the lower levels before he's up.
Mar 31 - 4:37 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Alex Cobb to Double-A Bowie.

Cobb will head to Bowie as they get the right-hander up to speed after not signing with Baltimore until March 21. He'll likely make one or two minor league starts before joining the Orioles' rotation in the middle of April.
Mar 29 - 11:54 AM

Alex Cobb threw 60 pitches in a three-inning simulated game on Sunday.

Cobb reportedly threw the ball well, with Orioles manager Buck Showalter noting that the right-hander's velocity was "good." The next step will be having Cobb throw five-to-six simulated innings, and then he'll likely make a minor league start. He should be in the Orioles' rotation at some point in early-to-mid April.
Mar 25 - 4:00 PM

Alex Cobb will throw a three-inning simulation game on Sunday.

The Orioles will obviously want to see how he handles the simulation, but the goal is to get him up to five or six innings in the start after that. Signed for $67 million over four-years on Tuesday, the Orioles aren't going to rush the right-hander into the rotation, as they'll need him over the long haul to get a proper return on investment. Expect him to be pitching for Baltimore by the middle of April.
Mar 23 - 3:55 PM

Orioles signed RHP Alex Cobb to a four-year, $57 million contract.

Cobb agreed to the deal on Tuesday evening and promptly passed his physical on Wednesday morning. This was a pretty nice score this late in the spring for the 30-year-old right-hander, especially with Lance Lynn having to settle for a one-year, $12 million contract from the Twins last week. Cobb is expected to spend a bit of time in the minors when the season opens so that he can get properly stretched out. He figures to join the Orioles' rotation around mid-April.
Mar 21 - 10:39 AM

Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that Alex Cobb will begin the season in the minor leagues to get stretched out.

Cobb has a minor league option remaining and has given his approval on it. He'll need a couple of weeks before he's ready to join the Orioles' rotation.
Mar 20 - 10:20 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Caleb Joseph
2Chance Sisco
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Luis Sardinas
SS1Tim Beckham
3B1Manny Machado
2Danny Valencia
LF1Trey Mancini
2Craig Gentry
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Colby Rasmus
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Pedro Alvarez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kevin Gausman
2Dylan Bundy
3Alex Cobb
4Andrew Cashner
5Chris Tillman
6Gabriel Ynoa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Brach
2Zach Britton
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Richard Bleier
6Pedro Araujo
7Yefry Ramirez
8Miguel Castro
9Mike Wright