Cobb (elbow) will start Friday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Friday will mark Cobb's first major league action since 2014, as the 28-year-old is finally at the end of his lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery. The results have been somewhat rocky during his rehab stint, as he's worked to a 6.60 ERA over four starts at Triple-A and a 6.75 ERA in four starts at High-A, so the Rays will likely play it fairly cautiously with not much on the line in the final month. Tampa is expected to go with a six-man rotation for the time being, so no further changes to the rotation are forthcoming.
Cobb (elbow) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, Steve Carney of 620 WDA reports. Given that Cobb made a rehab outing Saturday, it's unlikely he will rejoin the rotation before the upcoming Friday or Saturday, but that should be announced in the coming days. Although his numbers in the minors (6.65 ERA, 1.80 WHIP) weren't overly impressive, the Rays likely aren't concerned with the results of his rehab. He will rejoin a Tampa Bay team that is out of playoff contention, giving him plenty of time to tune up prior to the offseason and the 2017 campaign.
Cobb (elbow) is expected to be activated from the 60-day DL and make his first start of the season for the Rays either Friday or Saturday against the Blue Jays, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports Cobb, who missed all of last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, concluded his eight-start rehab assignment Saturday, covering four innings and surrendering one run and five hits in an outing for Triple-A Durham. With a 6.65 ERA, 1.80 WHIP and 15:8 K:BB ratio across 21.2 innings with Durham and High-A Charlotte, Cobb didn't exactly look sharp during his rehab, but more important than his results was the fact that he endured no setbacks with his elbow along the way. He'll likely experience plenty of ups and downs in his performance with the Rays over the final month of the season, but with the team out of playoff contention, the main priority will be ensuring that Cobb enters the offseason with his health fully intact heading into 2017.
Cobb (elbow) will make a final rehab start for Triple-A Durham on Saturday before joining the Rays next week, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. His long road back from May 2015 Tommy John surgery almost complete, Cobb will take the mound one more time for the Bulls in a final effort to work out kinks and stretch out his arm. The 28-year-old has had an up-and-down rehab process, with an extended break from game action at one point to remedy some mechanics and fatigue-related issues. Cobb will try to rebound from his last start on Aug. 22 against Norfolk, an outing where he gave up five earned runs on nine hits and two walks over four frames. He's not scheduled for a soft landing when he arrives in Tampa either, as the right-hander is slated to face the Blue Jays on Sept. 2 or 3.
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. 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.
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