60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
2 days ago

Cobb (elbow) is likely to make one more rehab start for Triple-A Durham following a rough outing against Norfolk on Monday in which he gave up five earned runs on nine hits and two walks over four innings, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was another down cycle in the rollercoaster ride that has been Cobb's rehab appearances. He'd looked strong over four innings against Columbus on Aug. 16, but couldn't consistently get hitters out Monday over his 81 pitches. As a result, it's likely the Rays opt to give him one more opportunity to tune up before entering the major league rotation.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
1 week ago

Cobb (elbow) will return to Tropicana Field for a bullpen session before "most likely" returning to the minors for at least one more rehab start, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb received solid reviews for his Tuesday start against Columbus, an outing in which he struck out five over four innings. The 28-year-old righty is highly likely to make at least one more rehab start assuming his bullpen session is setback- free, considering that the aforementioned four frames he worked his last time out represent his longest stint on the mound to date in his rehab.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
1 week ago

Cobb (elbow) gave up three runs (one earned) on two hits and three walks for Triple-A Durham against Columbus on Tuesday. He struck out five and also hit a batter.

EDGE Analysis

Despite some control problems, the outing was actually an encouraging one for Cobb following a tough day at the office against Pawtucket in his prior start last Wednesday. The rehabbing righty had given up four earned runs on eight hits over three innings in that contest, so Tuesday's line was certainly an improvement. However, the control issues were somewhat surprising, given that Cobb had only issued three total walks over his five previous rehab appearances. The inability to consistently find the strike zone Tuesday elevated Cobb's pitch count rather quickly to 76 over his four frames, but his time on the mound was still his longest to date in his comeback.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
1 week ago

Cobb (elbow) will make his sixth rehab start with Triple-A Durham on Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb was lit up his last time out, surrendering four earned runs on eight hits, including two homers, over three innings against Pawtucket. He'd yielded just two earned over the six innings encompassing his three prior appearances, so the poor outing may ultimately prove to be an outlier. The 28-year-old still retains a chance of a call-up to the big league club before the campaign concludes.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
2 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) will make his first rehab appearance for Triple-A Durham on Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb will try to make it three straight positive outings following his two-week-plus break from game action in mid-to-late July. The 28-year-old righty has allowed an earned run on three hits over the five innings spanning his last pair of appearances, which came for High-A Charlotte. With the leap in competition level, Cobb could be relatively close to a call-up to the big league club if he can sustain his recent level of performance while ramping up his workload.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) will move his rehab to Triple-A Durham, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb had been working at High-A Charlotte, but he'll now head up to Triple-A, where he's slated to take the hill Wednesday night. The right-hander remains without a definitive timetable to return to the Rays, but if all goes well at Triple-A he could be back with the big league club sometime later in August.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) worked up to 41 pitches in Thursday's rehab appearance for High-A Charlotte, allowing an earned run on three hits over three innings and striking out two, Bryan Levine of Suncoast Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was a notable boost in workload for Cobb, who'd thrown 23 pitches over two innings last Friday against Brevard County. He retired the first five batters he faced Thursday before yielding a double and run-scoring single to consecutive batters. That was the extent of Cobb's hiccups however, as he got 31 of his 41 offerings into the strike zone and also notched first-pitch strikes on seven of the 12 hitters he faced while consistently hitting 92 mph with his fastball. The 28-year-old is expected to ramp up his pitch count once again in his next outing, which the Rays have yet to announce.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
3 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) will make his next rehab start for High-A Charlotte on Thursday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old will try to build in his successful return to game action last Friday, when he fired a pair of scoreless frames. Cobb reported feeling both strong and mechanically sound following the outing, which came after a seven-day layoff from live action to work on the finer points of his delivery. He remains without an exact timetable for a possible ascension to the big league club, but another positive outcome will certainly be a step in the right direction.

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
4 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow), who made a successful return to game action Friday by firing two scoreless innings for High-A Charlotte, says he needed recent time off to work on his mechanics, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The rehabbing right-hander took seven days off from live action recently to work on mechanics and the extra work appeared to pay off Friday. Cobb explains that his unorthodox delivery necessitated the extra side work to find his arm slot after what was a 14-month layoff following Tommy John surgery. "The reason I took a step back was because I needed to make some major adjustments," Cobb said. "I figured those out, thankfully, now there are some minor adjustments to be made to become more repeatable."

60DAlex Cobb
SP TB
4 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) made a successful return to game action Friday, tossing two scoreless innings against Brevard County and recording two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

It appears the pause in the rehab process did the trick for Cobb, who looked sharp while firing 15 of 23 pitches for strikes. It was his first live action since July 11, when he's given up a pair of hits and a run over an inning against Daytona, an outing that led to the Rays relegating him to bullpen and batting practice duty for the ensuing two-plus weeks while he worked on building stamina and improving mechanics.