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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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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

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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

Alex Cobb (forearm) played catch again Wednesday.

Cobb has now been throwing on flat ground for almost a week and should soon be cleared to step back on a mound. The right-hander developed forearm tendinitis in mid-March and probably won't be ready to join the Rays' starting rotation until late April. But he's still a good middle-round pick in all mixed league fantasy drafts after posting a 2.87 ERA, 1.136 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio over 166 1/3 innings last season.
Apr 2 - 8:53 AM

Alex Cobb (forearm) will play catch again Monday.

Cobb resumed throwing on Saturday and felt fine. He's been slowed for the past couple of weeks by forearm tendinitis, but tests have ruled out structural damage and he should be ready to join the Rays' regular-season rotation by the end of April.
Mar 30 - 9:06 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Alex Colome
7Matt Moore
8Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates
11Erasmo Ramirez