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Alex Cobb set to return from head injury Thursday

Aug 14, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

Alex Cobb,Jim Hickey AP

Tampa Bay has lost six games in a row, but there is some very good news for the Rays: Alex Cobb, who’s been out since being hit on the head by a line drive on June 15, is scheduled to come off the disabled list and start tomorrow night against the Mariners.

Rays manager Joe Maddon told Sam Strong of MLB.com that Cobb will likely be limited to around 90 pitches after his recovery was delayed by a blister on his right index finger.

Cobb made a total of three rehab starts in the minors, the last of which involved allowing three runs in 4.1 innings against high Single-A hitters. Before the head injury he had a 3.01 ERA and 76/23 K/BB ratio in 84 innings for the Rays, emerging as one of the league’s best young pitchers.

  1. jcmeyer10 - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    He gets a standing O from me…

  2. yahmule - Aug 14, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    This is the best news of the day. I hope he picks up right where he left off.

  3. raysfan1 - Aug 14, 2013 at 12:28 PM

    Welcome back!

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