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Alex Cobb ready to resume minor league rehab assignment

Aug 3, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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Alex Cobb‘s return from a concussion hit a minor snag last week due to a blister on his right index finger, but he’s ready to return to game action.

Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Cobb will resume a minor league rehab assignment tonight for High-A Charlotte, throwing around four innings or 65 pitches. The right-hander hasn’t pitched for the Rays since he was hit in the head by a line drive back on June 15. He was set to make his first rehab start on July 23, but lasted just two pitches before leaving with the blister.

Cobb, who has a 3.01 ERA in 13 starts this season, figures to make at least two starts in the minors before being activated. Assuming Matt Moore can make it back from a sore left elbow with no issues, the Rays will soon have to decide whether Chris Archer or Roberto Hernandez will stick in the rotation.

  1. proudlycanadian - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    Thank you for the good news.

  2. buffal0sportsfan - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:28 AM

    Good for him always scary when something like that happens. Jays had the same thing happen with J.A. Happ scary stuff I tell you

  3. connormyboy - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:35 AM

    Hopefully with no problems Cobb can pick up where he left off before he got hit and make the rotation even stronger and I would guess Hernandez would be the odd man out

  4. 13arod - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:50 AM

    Hernedez better be out when he comes back

  5. sabatimus - Aug 3, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    That’s pretty amazing: his mental make-up. I’d be scared to pitch again. Some pitchers are.

    • yahmule - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:36 PM

      Herb Score is the classic example, but he had the added grief of getting hit in the eye.

  6. APBA Guy - Aug 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    It wouldn’t shock me if the A’s had Cobb try a few innings from the pen first, then do as-needed starts for whoever is feeling DL-like, as ex-Fausto was a little better in his last start. If he regresses and Cobb shows no ill-effects he can take over that spot.

  7. gotampabay52 - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    You cant send Chris down no way Herandez is done and the TE Herandez

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