60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
14 hours ago

Cobb (elbow) will throw another bullpen session Tuesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The session will serve as a litmus test of sorts for Cobb, with a determination on whether he's ready to return to pitching in minor-league games expected soon thereafter. The 28-year-old was taken off any rehab appearances after a pair of rough outings, and has instead been working in bullpen sessions with the goal of building up his stamina and improving his mechanics.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
4 days ago

Cobb (elbow), whose rehab assignment has been paused due to mechanical issues and arm fatigue, threw 28 pitches in a bullpen session at Tropicana Field on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The rehabbing righty was said to have come out of the session feeling good, certainly a cautiously optimistic sign following the most recent setback he experienced. Cobb's next step remains undetermined, but the Rays figure to ramp his workload and activity level back up slowly.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
6 days ago

Cobb (elbow) was taken off his rehab assignment to focus on his mechanics during bullpen sessions, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rays recently moved Cobb's rehab outing to this week before officially taking him off the assignment Tuesday. There is still no word on whether the right-hander has suffered a setback, but the team wants to give him more time to work on his mechanics outside of a game atmosphere. Cobb can't pitch in a game until Monday, and will not likely return until late July at the earliest, barring any setbacks.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
1 week ago

Cobb (elbow) is set to throw a bullpen session Sunday to work on mechanics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb's next rehab appearance will be pushed back to Tuesday or Wednesday as the Rays want him to throw a bullpen session to work on some mechanical issues. The 28-year-old has given up four earned runs over 1.2 rehab innings so far but the Rays are saying his struggles are not due to a setback with his elbow. Given the righty has not pitched in the majors since 2014, Tampa Bay will likely continue to take all necessary precautions to bring him back to his old form.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
2 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday before a third rehab start this weekend, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb has been roughed up in his first two rehab outings, recording two losses and giving up four earned runs over 1.2 innings. The Rays are likely to ease the 28-year-old back into game form as he hasn't pitched in the majors since 2014 as he makes his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Given his struggles in his rehab stints so far, it's likely Cobb could be held in the minors for another three to four weeks as he makes his way back to 100 percent.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
2 weeks ago

Cobb allowed a run on two hits and a walk and struck out a batter over just one inning in his second rehab start Monday for High-A Charlotte.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb topped out at just 87 mph as he continues his rehab from Tommy John surgery. He threw just 27 pitches and looks like he still has a long way to go before he's ready to return to the Rays rotation. He is expected to be back by early August, but if his velocity doesn't pick up, that prognosis may prove too optimistic.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
2 weeks ago

Cobb will make his second rehab start for High-A Charlotte on Monday night, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The rehabbing 28-year-old emerged from his first start without setbacks, an outing in which he surrendered three earned runs on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. While the stat line wasn't pretty, it represented Cobb's first time on a mound against live opposition since Tommy John surgery. He'll look to be sharper in Monday's outing, and is still eyeing an early August return to the big league club.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) allowed three earned runs on two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning for High-A Port Charlotte on Wednesday, his first minor league rehab start since Tommy John surgery.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old faced a total of six batters and threw 21 pitches overall, eight of which went for strikes. Cobb was a bit wild early, handing out both of his free passes within the first three batters. After recording two outs, he then allowed an RBI single and a double to close out the outing. The most pertinent aspect of the appearance was that Cobb reported feeling good afterwards, a considerably important development considering the nature of the injury he is recovering from.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) will make his first rehab start Wednesday for High-A Charlotte, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb reported no issues while facing hitters in recent days, so the Rays will advance him to the final step of the arduous rehab process from Tommy John surgery. Wednesday's start will mark the first of several for Cobb, who will need to build up his arm strength and pitch count after having not pitched since the 2014 season. His rehab stint could last up to a month, or longer if he suffers any setbacks along the way, making it likely that we won't see Cobb with the Rays until late July or early August at the soonest.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Cobb threw a two-inning, 35-pitch live batting practice session Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old fired away at Steven Souza (hip) and Nick Franklin, and came away pleased with the results. Cobb threw 20 pitches during the first inning, and logged 15 more in the second and final frame. He's currently scheduled for a bullpen session Sunday, after which he'll be evaluated for a minor league rehab assignment.