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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 (forearm) has been cleared to begin playing catch on Saturday.
Cobb indicated on Monday that he's pain-free and is anxious to get back on the field. It looks as though he may miss a start to begin the season, but should be ready to join the Rays rotation in mid-April. His price in fantasy drafts has fallen due to the injury news, so he could wind up being a terrific value in the middle rounds. Mar 28 - 9:02 AM

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Alex Cobb (forearm) said Wednesday that he could resume throwing in the next couple of days.

Cobb said Monday that he's pain-free and a visit with Rays team doctor Koco Eaton went well on Wednesday, so things are looking up for him as he makes his way back from right forearm tendinitis. Still, he's set to begin the season on the disabled list and there's no clear timetable for his season debut yet.
Mar 25 - 8:32 AM

Alex Cobb (forearm) said Monday that he is pain-free.

Cobb has a checkup Tuesday with the Rays' team doctor and is hoping to be cleared to resume throwing. The right-hander has been shut down since leaving a Grapefruit League start last Tuesday with tendinitis in his right forearm. He's likely to begin the regular season on the 15-day disabled list, but a mid-April debut seems doable.
Mar 23 - 9:12 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday that the plan calls for Alex Cobb (forearm) to rest for 4-7 days before being reevaluated.

Cobb had an early exit from Tuesday's start and is dealing with right forearm tendinitis. His timetable is unclear right now, which isn't the best scenario for fantasy owners, but he's not expected to be ready for the start of the season. Chris Archer, Jake Odorizzi, and Nate Karns appear to be the only locks for the Rays' rotation at the moment, with Matt Andriese, Burch Smith, Enny Romero, Everett Teaford in the mix for the final two spots.
Mar 18 - 10:56 AM

The Rays have confirmed that Alex Cobb has right forearm tendinitis and is expected to miss his Opening Day start.

The Rays haven't said anything about his status beyond that, but Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reported late Tuesday that Cobb is likely to miss "the first few weeks" of the season. We should have more clarity on the situation soon, but Cobb is certainly a riskier investment in fantasy leagues right now. Chris Archer is likely to replace him as the Opening Day starter for the Rays.
Mar 18 - 8:53 AM

Alex Cobb is expected to begin the season on the disabled list after being diagnosed with tendinitis in his right forearm.

The tendinitis diagnosis is viewed as good news, but the Rays are expected to proceed cautiously here. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times hears that Cobb is likely to miss "the first few weeks" of the season. Cobb has felt some tightness in his forearm for the last few days but didn't think it was more than "normal spring soreness." He pitched three innings Tuesday despite the tightness before eventually coming out of the game. The Rays are now likely to have Cobb, Matt Moore (elbow), Drew Smyly (shoulder) and Alex Colome (pneumonia) on the disabled list to start the season. Chris Archer is now expected to start Opening Day.
Mar 17 - 11:35 PM

Alex Cobb said after leaving Tuesday's game that he doesn't think his forearm tightness is serious.

Cobb actually felt tightness before taking the mound Tuesday, but he went ahead and threw three innings anyway. He'll see how he feels in the next day or so before the next step is decided. Of course, Cobb wouldn't be the first pitcher to downplay an injury only to have something to turn out to be more serious, so we wouldn't say he's out of the woods yet.
Mar 17 - 2:47 PM

Alex Cobb left Tuesday's Grapefruit League start against the Phillies due to right forearm tightness.

Uh oh. Cobb threw 32 pitches over three scoreless innings before exiting, but it was obvious that something was amiss, as he was scheduled to throw around 60 pitches. The Rays should provide an update on his status soon, but this isn't what you want to hear.
Mar 17 - 2:28 PM

Alex Cobb pitched two scoreless innings, striking out two, against the Pirates on Saturday.

Cobb has already been named the Rays' Opening Day starter, and there's no reason to think he won't pitch like an ace this year. He's a pitcher to target in all formats.
Mar 7 - 5:15 PM

Alex Cobb will start Opening Day against the Orioles on April 6.

It will be the first Opening Day start of his career. It was a logical choice, as Cobb is now the staff ace with David Price out of the picture. The 27-year-old posted a 2.87 ERA and 149/47 K/BB ratio across 166 1/3 innings last season.
Mar 4 - 8:28 AM

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

It's a well-earned raise for Cobb, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time. He'll enter the 2015 campaign as the Rays' ace after posting a 2.87 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season.
Jan 16 - 1:49 PM

Alex Cobb allowed four runs on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Indians in Sunday's season finale.

It certainly wasn't the way Cobb wanted to go out, as his 10 hits allowed tied a season high. Two of those hits left the yard, the first home runs he'd allowed since July 18. It was still a largely positive year for the 26-year-old -- Cobb ends the season 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings. Barring the unforeseen, he'll enter 2015 as the Rays' ace.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 05:07:00 PM

Alex Cobb suffered his eighth loss of the season after allowing three runs in six innings to the Yankees on Wednesday.

Cobb was coming off of an attempt at a no-hitter in his last start, which also came against the Yankees. This time around, the right-hander allowed four hits and walked three while striking out three. Cobb continues to pitch well for the Rays, now sitting on a 2.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and a 141/45 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Wednesday next.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:19:00 PM

Alex Cobb brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning, but was left with a no-decision as the Rays suffered a walk-off loss against the Yankees on Thursday.

Cobb lost his no-hit bid with one out in the eighth inning when Chris Young doubled to right-center. The right-hander's night ended there, and Brad Boxberger promptly allowed his inherited runner to score on a Martin Prado home run. Over 7 1/3 innings, Cobb yielded just the one hit while walking two and striking out four. He has pitched wonderfully in the second half, now sporting a 1.26 ERA over his last 11 starts. Cobb will face the Yankees again in his next start, which will occur at home on Tuesday.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 10:23:00 PM

Alex Cobb pitched seven innings of shutout baseball on Friday.

Despite the strong outing, Cobb did not pick up the win, as neither team scored until Tampa plated three in the eighth. Cobb scattered six hits, struck out six and walked just one in his seven innings of work. The 26-year old has been absolutely rolling since the All Star Break. Prior to the break, hitters were hitting .245 off of Cobb. Since then, they've hit just .217. On the whole, Cobb has a 2.83 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and a 9-7 record. He'll face the Yankees in his next start.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 01:39:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Alexi Casilla
4Ryan Brett
5Eugenio Velez
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
2Juan Francisco
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Corey Brown
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Joey Butler
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Grant Balfour
4Ernesto Frieri
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Kirby Yates
8Ronald Belisario
9Steve Geltz
10Brandon Gomes
11Everett Teaford
12Burch Smith
13C.J. Riefenhauser
14Jim Miller