Alex Cobb SP TB 2 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE AM reports.

Cobb was transferred to the 60-day DL following the news that he required Tommy John, and now he will begin the rehab process. However, he will miss the remainder of the 2015 season because of the injury and it will also cut into his 2016 campaign.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 weeks ago

The Rays transferred Cobb (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Friday.

It was announced earlier Friday that Cobb would undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, so his placement on the 60-day DL was a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for Andrew Bellatti. Cobb will face a lengthy recovery period as he works his way back from his elbow injury.

Alex Cobb SP TB 2 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) said Friday that he will undergo Tommy John surgery, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Cobb was diagnosed with a ligament tear in his elbow earlier in the week, and while he said initially that he would try to pitch through it, it seems he's come to terms with the procedure being best for his future. The right-hander first came down with forearm tightness in mid-March, and there was renewed discomfort upon his recent return to elevated ground. He now faces what is typically a 12-16 month recovery.

Alex Cobb SP TB 3 weeks ago

Cobb got a platelet-rich plasma injection in his elbow Monday, and he'll be shut down from all baseball activities until at least next week, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

Cobb hopes to start playing catch in two weeks, which essentially rules him out for the rest of May. He said that Tommy John surgery is the last option, yet he also acknowledged that it would be best to make a final decision within the next month, as he'd likely miss all of 2016 if he waited until July or August to have the procedure. Many pitchers have been down this road before, and it usually leads to Tommy John surgery.

Alex Cobb SP TB 3 weeks ago

Cobb has a partial ligament tear in his elbow and will try to pitch through it, the Tampa Bay Times' Marc Topkin reports.

This is incredibly troubling, as Tommy John surgery could be the best option at some point down the line. It's not clear if Cobb will return to the rotation at some point in the near future and try to pitch through the issue at the big league level, a la Masahiro Tanaka, and the uncertainty surrounding the situation just adds to the frustration fantasy owners must be dealing with. Cobb has often missed time in past seasons, but this would be his first serious elbow issue of his professional career. Alex Colome and Nate Karns could remain in the rotation for a good chunk of the season.

Alex Cobb SP TB 3 weeks ago

Cobb (forearm) may have a torn elbow ligament, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The report says this is "informed speculation", so we'll be on the lookout for something more solid. It's still a troubling development for Cobb's owners, as the right-hander was shut down from throwing Monday, and he may now be in danger of needing Tommy John surgery.

Alex Cobb SP TB 3 weeks ago

Cobb (forearm) suffered a setback and will be shut down from throwing, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Cobb had been progressing well from tendinitis in his forearm up until recently, but manager Kevin Cash indicated the pitcher hadn't felt as good as he had hoped. He'll visit with a team doctor, which will likely result in a new timetable and rehab schedule, but at this point the targeted return by mid-May seems unlikely.

Alex Cobb SP TB 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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.