60DAlex Cobb SP TB 2 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It's just a procedural move for the Rays, who likely aren't expecting Cobb to make his return from Tommy John surgery until midseason at the earliest. Cobb's placement on the 60-day DL will open up a roster spot for reliever Jhan Marinez, who had his contract purchased from Triple-A Durham.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 2 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) has progressed to throwing off the top of a mound in his rehab, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 28-year-old right-hander, recovering from May 2015 Tommy John surgery, took the latest step in his recovery on Tuesday in St. Petersburg. A potential mid-season return remains viable, assuming that the rehab process continues setback-free.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 3 weeks ago

Cobb (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was Cobb's first mound work since undergoing Tommy John surgery last May, as he appeared to get through it without any setbacks. The 28-year-old will continue to slowly ramp up baseball activities and could rejoin the big league team sometime around the All-Star break.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 1 month ago

Cobb has resumed playing catch and is a week away from starting to throw off the mound, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 28-year-old right-hander's rehab from May 2015 Tommy John surgery continues on schedule, and absent any setbacks, could result in a mid-season return. Cobb has compiled a 35-23 record and 3.21 ERA over 81 starts in his four-year major league career.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 1 month ago

Cobb (elbow) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Cobb will open the year on the DL as he continues to work back from Tommy John surgery last May. The Rays haven't placed a firm timeline on Cobb's return, but the expectation is he could return sometime around, or perhaps before, the All-Star break.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 2 months ago

Cobb (elbow) was able to play catch from 120 feet Sunday, Steve Carney of 620 AM WDAE reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cobb, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery last May, said he plans to extend his catch distance to 135 feet before taking a two-week break in his rehab process. It's not expected that he'll be on the mound at all during spring training, and may not be able to make his season debut until closer to the All-Star break.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 4 months ago

Cobb agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Rays on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cobb attempted to pitch through a partial UCL tear in his pitching elbow last season before ultimately opting to undergo Tommy John surgery in May. He'll likely miss a large portion of the first half of the season in order to continue rehabbing his elbow before returning to the mound.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 7 months ago

Cobb (elbow) threw a baseball Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Cobb should gradually increase his throwing activities throughout the offseason, but he's still unlikely to open the 2016 season as a member of the Rays' rotation. If he endures no setbacks in his recovery over the next several months, it's possible Cobb could return to the majors at some point before midseason.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 12 months 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.

60DAlex Cobb SP TB 12 months 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.