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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/7/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Alex Cobb (forearm) played catch on Tuesday afternoon and called it his "best day yet."

Cobb still isn't throwing off a mound, but he should cross that hurdle soon. The 27-year-old was placed on the disabled list April 5 with right forearm tendinitis and probably won't be ready to join the Rays' starting rotation until the end of this month. He posted a stellar 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season.
Apr 7 - 4:11 PM

Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tendinitis.

Cobb came down with the forearm discomfort in mid-March. Multiple tests have ruled out structural damage and he's expected to join the Rays' starting rotation around late April. Chris Archer is starting on Opening Day against the visiting Orioles.
Apr 5 - 3:40 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Nate Karns
4Alex Colome
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Moore
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates
11Andrew Bellatti