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Alex Cobb placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list

Jun 16, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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Alex Cobb never lost consciousness after taking an Eric Hosmer line drive off the right side of his head on Saturday night, but he was diagnosed at Bayfront Medical Center with a mild concussion and is going to miss at least one turn in the Rays’ rotation.

Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Cobb has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Josh Lueke was recalled from Triple-A Durham on Sunday morning to fill the vacant 25-man roster spot. He is going to pitch out of the bullpen until a fill-in for Cobb is called up later this week.

Cobb has taken a big step forward this year, boasting a 3.01 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 76/23 K/BB ratio in 83 2/3 innings. The hope is that the 24-year-old righty will be ready to return to the mound after one week of rest.

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UPDATE, 3:49 PM ET: According to Smith, Cobb has been released from Bayfront Medical Center.

  1. buckybadger - Jun 16, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    I am not sure if a helmet would prevent much in the way of concussions since that isn’t really the purpose of a helmet but it would prevent something from very serious from happening which is what the helmet is for like skull fractures and severe brain damage that could be fatal. Start it at the lower levels, that way the players will be used to it. We know this is a dangerous place to stand and the pitcher is vulnerable, that is why they have a net in practice.

  2. badintent - Jun 17, 2013 at 12:03 AM

    I wear a ski helmet when I ski , a bike helmet when I mountain bike. I wore a batting helmet when I played baseball. Helmets Can Prevent concussions.. To think anything else is just plain stupid.

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