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Alex Cobb | Starting Pitcher | #53

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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Alex Cobb (elbow) threw 35 pitches over two innings in a simulated game on Thursday.
It was Cobb's third simulated game and it could be his last if the team feels he's ready for a rehab assignment. Given how much time he's missed, Cobb will probably need a full month of rehab games before he's activated. He's almost 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Jun 30 - 4:13 PM

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Alex Cobb (elbow) threw another bullpen session Monday.

Cobb, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery, is scheduled for his third live batting practice session on Thursday. If all goes well, he'll be cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment. He appears on track to join the Rays right around the start of August.
Jun 28 - 3:54 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) came away from Saturday's live bullpen session "very happy".

It's the first time that Cobb has thrown to a live hitter, and the right-hander threw just 15 pitches (all fastballs). He's progressing nicely in his recovery from Tommy John surgery and is on track to rejoin the Rays rotation in late July.
Jun 18 - 1:30 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) is scheduled to throw his first live batting practice session Saturday.

He's been throwing off a mound every few days since mid-April and is now ready to face some hitters in a simulated setting. Cobb is working his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and aiming to rejoin the Rays' rotation at some point in late July or early August. He'll probably need around four minor league rehab starts to get his pitch count up near 100.
Jun 16 - 12:08 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) threw a 35-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

He worked in breaking balls for the first time since undergoing Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. Cobb is aiming to join the Rays' starting rotation at some point in July. He hasn't appeared in a game at the major league level since September 2014.
May 31 - 6:45 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) threw 25 fastballs off a mound Tuesday without issue.

Cobb continues his long road to recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He should be an option for the Rays' rotation sometime in July. "I think the best part of it is I’m focusing on my mechanics and I’m not focusing on anything else," Cobb said after Tuesday's workout. "I’m not worried about my elbow or the way the ball is coming out. I’m worried about my mechanics lineup to get my pitches to do what I want them to do. That’s a great sign."
Apr 27 - 9:36 AM

Rays transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jhan Marinez. Cobb will be out until July as he rehabs from Tommy John surgery.
Apr 24 - 10:06 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) threw off the mound Tuesday for the first time since his Tommy John surgery last May.

Cobb only made about 20 throws, but he called it a "pretty big day." He'll be in rehab mode for the early part of the season, but there's a chance he'll be ready to join the Rays' rotation in July.
Apr 12 - 3:39 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will play catch next week from the front of a mound.

It will be the first time since last year's Tommy John surgery that he's thrown from an incline. "It’s stressing the ligament a little bit differently," he said. "The steps that you take are so minimal, you try not to make any huge, drastic changes to where your arm is really recognizing it and is prepared for it." Cobb is still hoping to rejoin the Rays' rotation in July.
Apr 8 - 3:02 PM

Rays placed RHP Alex Cobb on the 15-day disabled list.

Cobb is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the club until around mid-season. He could soon get shifted to the 60-day DL if the Rays need to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Apr 2 - 12:57 PM

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Alex Cobb (elbow) is expected to return "before the calendar flips to August."

Cobb might not be ready immediately after the All-Star break, but he should be back sometime in that general vicinity. The right-hander is nearing the end of a two-week hiatus from throwing and is close to beginning mound work. Cobb spent seven months rehabbing in Arizona following Tommy John surgery last May.
Mar 17 - 8:27 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) is currently throwing at 120 feet.

He's hoping to begin mound work in mid-March as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery. Cobb's rehab has progressed without setbacks and he is aiming to rejoin the Rays' rotation just after the All-Star break.
Feb 21 - 9:07 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) is hoping to return in late July.

He's now 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Cobb has posted an ERA lower than three in each of his last two healthy seasons, though it remains to be seen how effective he'll be post-surgery. The right-hander's return will likely bump either Matt Moore or Erasmo Ramirez from the starting rotation.
Feb 13 - 10:30 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that there's been "quite a bit of interest" in Alex Cobb this offseason.

However, he adds that the Rays "are likely to hold on to their pitching for now." Cobb missed all of 2015 and will be absent for much of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery last May. Given that, it's hard to imagine the Rays getting a suitable offer for him. The right-hander is under team control through 2017.
Source: Boston Globe
Feb 7 - 10:38 AM

Rays and RHP Alex Cobb avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4 million contract.

It's the same number he got last winter in his first time through the arbitration process. Cobb missed the entire 2015 season with forearm and elbow troubles and he will likely miss most of 2016 after undergoing Tommy John surgery in mid-May. The 28-year-old right-hander delivered a stellar 2.87 ERA in 27 starts for the Rays in 2014.
Jan 14 - 2:36 PM

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