Alex Cobb SP TB 20 hours ago

Cobb (forearm) indicated his bullpen session went well, and believes he may be scheduled to throw another one Monday, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Cobb remains a ways from his debut, but took a big step Friday with a bullpen session. Assuming no setbacks occur in his rehab, a mid-May return appears plausible.

Alex Cobb SP TB 3 days ago

Cobb (forearm) played catch Wednesday without reporting any pain and will throw his first bullpen session Friday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Cobb has been progressing well, as he's now been able to throw on consecutive days. He could begin a rehab assignment shortly after the bullpen session if he makes it through Friday without incident, and appears to still be on track for the targeted mid-May return to the big league club.

Alex Cobb SP TB 3 days ago

The Rays are targeting a mid-May return for Cobb, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

He's hoping to throw a bullpen session by the end of the week. Once that happens, Cobb will begin progressing toward a rehab assignment. Given the duration of his absence, it would hardly be surprising to see him take the ball for three starts with the Rays' minor league affiliates before he's ready for activation.

Alex Cobb SP TB 4 days ago

Cobb (forearm) hopes to throw a bullpen session by the end of the week, Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune reports.

Cobb has thus far been limited to playing catch, and while the Rays still haven't provided a timetable for his return, a bullpen session would be a step in the right direction. Given that he'll probably require multiple rehab starts, Cobb is unlikely to join the Tampa Bay rotation before early-to-mid May.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 weeks ago

Cobb (forearm) remains limited to playing catch and there is currently no timetable for his return, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Considering that he'll need a few rehab starts before he's ready to return from the disabled list, Cobb's return appears to be several weeks away in the best-case scenario. As a result, it would be surprising to see him on the mound for the Rays before May.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 weeks ago

Cobb (forearm) played catch for the second straight day Wednesday, which is the first time he has thrown in back-to-back sessions since the injury, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

He said the session went well, but he will still need to get some work in at the minor league level or in extended spring before we talk about him rejoining the Rays' rotation.

Alex Cobb SP TB 3 weeks ago

Cobb (forearm) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Cobb is eligible to return at any point, but he isn't expected to be ready until late April. He still needs to get in some work at extended spring training, and will likely head out on a rehab assignment.

Alex Cobb SP TB 4 weeks ago

Cobb (forearm) played catch Monday and the session went well, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

All signs continue to point toward a late-April return for Cobb, although it will be easier to determine if that timetable is realistic as he begins to stretch out in game situations again.

Alex Cobb SP TB 4 weeks ago

Cobb (forearm) threw 30 tosses Saturday and expects to be back before the end of April, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports.

Since this is the player's hopes, it should not be taken as a strict timetable, but rather a best-case scenario. Be prepared to miss about a month of production when taking Cobb in drafts.

Alex Cobb SP TB 1 month ago

Cobb (forearm) was cleared to throw Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

After Cobb indicated a couple days ago that the pain in his forearm had disappeared, Rays doctors evidently agreed with the right-hander's self-assessment. He'll kick off his throwing program by tossing the ball from 60-to-75 feet with the team's athletic trainer, and should steadily increase the distance in the days to come. Cobb remains in line to miss the start of the season, but Saturday's news qualifies as a positive development in his recovery process.