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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Alex Cobb is expected to be sidelined for 4-6 weeks with his strained left oblique.
It's a terrible blow to the Rays rotation. Erik Bedard will attempt to hold down Cobb's spot for the time being, and could be worth a look in deeper mixed fantasy leagues for his ability to miss bats. Apr 13 - 5:49 PM

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Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

Cobb suffered the injury early on during Saturday's start versus the Reds but still managed to toss seven shutout innings. He's been sent to undergo an MRI to learn the extent of the damage, but oblique injuries usually require more than a minimum stay on the DL. Erik Bedard will take Cobb's spot in the rotation.
Apr 13 - 10:29 AM

Alex Cobb spun seven shutout frames in a 1-0 win over the Reds on Saturday.

Cobb was excellent, holding the Reds to just four hits, no walks, and one hit batsman. He struck out five batters and induced 11 ground balls. With a 1.89 ERA through his first three starts, Cobb has a legitimate chance to emerge as one of the AL's top starters this year. He'll get the Yankees next at home.
Apr 12 - 3:57 PM

Alex Cobb threw seven scoreless innings, giving up just three hits and a walk, but took a no-decision against the Rangers on Sunday.

Cobb got hit hard in his first start on Tuesday, but he rebounded nicely Sunday to strike out six while not allowing a run. He arguably outpitched his counterpart, Yu Darvish, but the Rays were unable to reward him with a victory. Cobb will continue to look for his first win next week against the Reds in an interleague matchup.
Apr 6 - 5:36 PM

Alex Cobb got the loss in Tuesday's start against the Blue Jays, allowing four runs in five innings of work.

Cobb was against the wall early after surrendering a three-run home run to Adam Lind in the first inning. While he held the fort from that point forward, he left a lot to be desired, allowing five runs and walking four while striking out three. Cobb is still a decent target to break out this season, but he'll need to show better stuff his next time out against the Rangers.
Apr 1 - 10:56 PM

Alex Cobb struck out a Grapefruit League-high 12 while allowing three runs in seven innings Saturday against the Orioles.

One of our favorite targets this year, Cobb has a 16/1 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings. This was his first official spring outing in 15 days.
Mar 22 - 4:39 PM

Alex Cobb shut out the Blue Jays for three innings in his start Friday.

Cobb allowed just a couple of singles while facing mostly regulars today. He's pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings this spring. Cobb projects as a top-10 starter in AL-only leagues this year.
Mar 7 - 4:10 PM

Alex Cobb lasted just five innings Monday, getting charged with three runs -- two earned -- in a 5-4 walk-off win over the Red Sox.

The right-hander gave up five hits, walked a pair and struck out five. Cobb needed 94 pitches to cover the five frames, but he actually pitched pretty well, getting let down by his defense on multiple occasions. He left with the game tied and watched Jose Lobaton smack a walk-off homer in the ninth. Jeremy Hellickson will get the ball on Tuesday versus Jake Peavy as Tampa tries to force the series back to Boston.
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 11:14:00 PM

Alex Cobb held the Indians scoreless over 6 2/3 innings as the Rays moved on to the American League Division Series with a 4-0 win in Wednesday's Wild Card Game.

Indians starter Danny Salazar generated more buzz but Cobb ended up delivering the goods, allowing eight hits and a walk but zero runs over his 6 2/3 frames. It wasn't all roses -- Cobb worked out of jams a few times, including inducing a bases-loaded double play from Asdrubal Cabrera to end the fourth inning. Three relievers combined to uphold Cobb's shutout and give him his first ever postseason win in his first postseason start. The Rays will now face the Red Sox in the Division Series beginning Friday.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 11:57:00 PM

Alex Cobb is expected to start Wednesday night's Wild Card Game if the Rays advance to it.

Tampa Bay first has to win a tiebreaker against the Rangers on Monday night in Arlington, Texas. David Price will start that game. Cobb, 25, was 11-3 this season with a 2.76 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 134/45 K/BB ratio in 143 1/3 innings. The Indians would be the opponent Wednesday.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 09:09:00 AM

Alex Cobb allowed three hits over seven-plus innings in the Rays' 4-0 defeat of the Yankees on Thursday.

The Rays outscored the Yankees 19-3 in completing a sweep in New York. Cobb allowed just one hit through seven innings before giving up a couple of singles to start the eighth. Fortunately, Joel Peralta bailed him out from there. Cobb likely ends the regular season 11-3 with a 2.76 ERA. He could potentially make a relief appearance Sunday or pitch in a tiebreaker game, but it doesn't seem likely to come to that.
Thu, Sep 26, 2013 10:31:00 PM

Alex Cobb allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings and struck out 12 batters in a 5-1 win over the Orioles on Saturday.

Cobb was fantastic, giving up just five hits and two walks. He entered the ninth inning with the chance at a shutout, but David DeJesus misplayed a Chris Davis fly ball into a triple and Adam Jones followed with an RBI single. The 12 strikeouts were one shy of his career-high. Cobb has been brilliant in back-to-back starts and now owns a 2.90 ERA and 130/43 K/BB ratio over 136 1/3 innings this season. He'll attempt to keep it going next week against the Yankees.
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Alex Cobb allowed two runs in eight innings and struck out 10 in a victory over the Rangers on Monday.

All of the free outs helped; Ian Kinsler twice made outs on the basepaths and Elvis Andrus gave himself up on a sac bunt in the fourth. Cobb, though, probably would have been OK without them. It was his second 10-strikeout game of the season. He's 3-1 with a 3.05 ERA in seven starts since returning from the DL.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 10:52:00 PM

Alex Cobb allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings of a no-decision against the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Cobb wasn't overly sharp, allowing seven hits and three walks on the night. The right-hander will head into his next start with an ERA over three for the first time since he returned from a concussion just over a month ago. He'll take on the Rangers early next week.
Wed, Sep 11, 2013 11:22:00 PM

Alex Cobb struggled with his control again on Sunday, walking three but allowing just two runs over 5 2/3 frames against the Yankees.

Cobb struck out five and surrendered seven hits. Joe Maddon yanked him at 100 in the sixth inning. Cobb has struggled to achieve efficiency since he returned from the disabled list earlier this month -- failing to go beyond six innings in any of his three starts and walking nine in 16 2/3 frames -- but he's acquitted himself well in the final analysis of those contests, going 2-0 with a 2.16 ERA. Cobb travels to Oakland for his next start on Friday.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 07:01:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Ryan Hanigan
2Jose Molina
1B1James Loney
2Sean Rodriguez
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Logan Forsythe
SS1Yunel Escobar
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1David DeJesus
CF1Desmond Jennings
RF1Wil Myers
2Brandon Guyer
DH1Matt Joyce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Matt Moore
3Alex Cobb
4Chris Archer
5Jeremy Hellickson
6Jake Odorizzi
7Cesar Ramos
8Erik Bedard
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Grant Balfour
2Heath Bell
3Joel Peralta
4Jake McGee
5Brandon Gomes
6Josh Lueke
7Juan Carlos Oviedo
8Jeff Beliveau
9Brad Boxberger