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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
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Alex Cobb (elbow) allowed four runs on eight hits over just three innings Wednesday in a rehab start with Triple-A Durham.
Yikes. Cobb had looked sharp through two rehab starts at High-A Charlotte, but the Triple-A affiliate of the Red Sox had no trouble making hard contact off him on Wednesday night. Two of those eight Pawtucket hits went for home runs. Cobb obviously hasn't built up enough arm strength yet as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery and won't be activated until he displays better results against high-level competition. Aug 11 - 9:24 AM

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Alex Cobb (elbow) will move his minor league rehab assignment up to Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

Cobb, who is working his way back from Tommy John surgery, allowed one run in five innings with a 4/0 K/BB ratio over two starts with High-A Charlotte after resuming his rehab assignment. He's still in the process of getting stretched out, so a return in late August is the most likely scenario barring any further setbacks.
Aug 8 - 5:15 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday in Port Charlotte.

Cobb is now expected to resume his minor league rehab assignment Friday in a start for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. The right-hander was pulled back a week ago due to arm fatigue, and he's probably going to have to prove his health over three or four more minor league starts before the Rays consider him an option for the major league rotation. Cobb underwent Tommy John surgery last May.
Jul 26 - 9:09 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday, at which point the Rays will decide if he's ready to resume his rehab assignment.

Cobb was pulled off his rehab assignment last week due to arm fatigue. It's something that's fairly common when a pitcher is coming back from a major operation, so there shouldn't be much worry. However, he's probably not going to be an option for the Rays' rotation until late August, at the earliest. It's unclear he'll do much for fantasy owners this season.
Jul 24 - 3:19 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) threw 28 pitches off a mound Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Cobb was pulled off his rehab assignment this week after leaving a start last week at High-A Charlotte with arm fatigue. At least it sounds like it wasn't a major setback. He remains without a timetable for his return from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Jul 21 - 11:51 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) has been officially pulled off his minor league rehab assignment.

Cobb was lifted from a rehab start last week at High-A Charlotte due to arm fatigue and the Rays want to give him time on the side to work through that. They believe it to be a mechanical issue. "We felt this was the right time to do it," manager Kevin Cash said. "We want to make sure he gets his full rehab and can work through the process at his pace a little bit." There is currently no timetable for Cobb's return from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Jul 20 - 9:15 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) made it through a successful bullpen session Sunday.

And he'll throw another one Wednesday before possibly facing live hitters again. Cobb was pulled from a rehab start last week at High-A Charlotte after experiencing fatigue. He's still trying to rebuild strength following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and clearly has no timetable for activation at this point.
Jul 18 - 8:50 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday to work on his mechanics.

Cobb was pulled from his rehab start Monday at High-A Charlotte after just one inning due to fatigue. He's still rebuilding the strength of his right arm coming out of Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Rays manager Kevin Cash said Friday that it's not a significant setback and that Cobb could pitch again on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Jul 15 - 4:28 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) left his second rehab start with High-A Charlotte on Monday after one inning due to fatigue.

Cobb was scheduled to pitch three innings, but he was pulled after throwing 27 pitches in the first inning. He gave up a run on two hits and a walk. "It was (Stone Crab manager) Michael Johns' and the trainers' call," said Cobb. "Too many pitches. Getting tired." Cobb threw 21 pitches over two-thirds of an inning in his first rehab start last Wednesday. He'll hope to work further into the game when he makes his next rehab start on Saturday.
Jul 12 - 8:44 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) allowed one run on two hits and a walk over one inning in his second minor league rehab start with High-A Charlotte.

Cobb, who failed to make it out of the first inning in his first rehab start last week, struck out one batter and threw 18 out of 27 pitches for strikes. He topped out at 87 mph on the radar gun, so obviously he's still in the process of regaining arm strength. He averaged around 91 mph with his fastball prior to Tommy John surgery. Cobb is still at least a couple of weeks away from the majors and will have to show more before being flier-worthy in standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 11 - 8:10 PM

Alex Cobb (elbow) didn't make it out of the first inning in his rehab debut Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

Cobb walked two of the first three batters he faced before giving up a two-out RBI single and a double. He was lifted at 21 pitches, only eight of which went for strikes. But the results of these rehab outings aren't as important as how Cobb feels, and everything apparently went smoothly on that end. He'll try for a better, longer appearance next week. Coming off Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, Cobb figures to make around four more starts in the minor leagues before returning to Tampa Bay.
Jul 7 - 9:07 AM

Alex Cobb (elbow) will make his first minor league rehab start Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

Cobb is nearly 14 full months removed from his Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and finally ready for live action. He figures to make 4-5 minor league rehab starts before the Rays consider him an option for their major league rotation. Cobb last pitched in the majors in 2014, when he registered a sharp 2.87 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 149/47 K/BB ratio across 166 1/3 innings for Tampa Bay.
Jul 4 - 10:59 AM

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

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

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PosRoleName
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2Bobby Wilson
1B1Logan Morrison
2Brad Miller
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Nick Franklin
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
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PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Alex Cobb
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Enny Romero
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Matt Andriese
7Kevin Jepsen
8Ryan Garton
9Danny Farquhar