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Alex Cobb throws first bullpen session since concussion

Jul 6, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

Alex Cobb AP AP

According to the Associated Press, Rays right-hander Alex Cobb threw a bullpen session yesterday for the first time since he suffered a concussion when he was hit in the head by a line drive back on June 15.

Cobb has had trouble with his balance since the incident, but he said his vertigo symptoms have improved over the past week. There’s still no timetable for him to return to game action, but the bullpen session was a step in the right direction.

“The bullpen went great,” Cobb said. “It felt like I had before I got injured. Surprising because it usually feels a little awkward out there when you haven’t been on the mound for a while. Getting on the mound is, obviously, a step in the right direction. I don’t think we’re extremely close, but we’re a lot faster along than we expected.”

The 25-year-old Cobb was having a breakout season prior to the concussion, posting a 3.01 ERA and 76/23 K/BB ratio over 83 2/3 innings in 13 starts.

  1. raysfan1 - Jul 6, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Heard this last night, very good news indeed!

  2. Minoring In Baseball - Jul 6, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    All the best to him. I hope he comes back %100 and stays healthy. Tough break if the symtoms arise again, though.

  3. hittfamily - Jul 7, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    Should have been an All Star. It would have been great to see the kid get to tip his cap to the crowd. His numbers are good enough, and he wouldn’t be taking anyones slot.

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