Cobb was ruled out for the season after aggravating a blister on his right middle finger during his abbreviated start Sunday in the Orioles' 6-3 win over the Yankees, Mandy Bell of MLB.com reports. Cobb had been sidelined for nearly two weeks with the blister, but was cleared to start in the series finale after throwing a successful bullpen session days earlier. However, after doing some throwing prior to the start, Cobb said he knew the finger would be an issue, but he elected to push through and see how long he could work during the outing. He ended up lasting just four pitches after the cut on his finger opened up again in the first inning, resulting in an impromptu bullpen day. Rather than waiting and seeing if Cobb can heal up in time to pitch next weekend against the Astros, the Orioles will give him an early start on his offseason. He'll wrap up his disappointing debut campaign in Baltimore with a 5-15 record, 4.90 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 152.1 innings.
Cobb left Sunday's start against the Yankees after only four pitches due to a blister, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Cobb has been dealing with the blister for most of September, and the issue resurfaced before he could get through a single batter Sunday. The 30-year-old's regular season seems likely to be over with only a week to go.
Cobb (finger) will start Sunday's game against the Yankees. Cobb will return to the hill for the first time in nearly two weeks after a recurrence of a blister caused him to miss two turns through the rotation. Before experiencing the setback, Cobb had emerged as the Orioles' most dependable starting pitcher, submitting a 2.40 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 48.2 innings over his previous eight starts.
Cobb (finger) will throw a light bullpen session Friday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Cobb had a bullpen session Tuesday and indicated the blister is feeling much better. The 30-year-old remains hopeful he can make another start before the end of the season, though he has yet to receive an official return date.
Cobb (finger) will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the White Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. Cobb exited his last start after just two innings with a blister, and the issue is apparently bothersome enough to cost him at least one turn through the rotation. It's unclear who will start in place of Cobb or how long the right-hander will be sidelined.