Cobb visited Driveline Baseball over the offseason and worked on some mechanical changes, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.
The Angels need the 33-year-old to be something other than he's been thus far in his 30s, as he's struggled to a 5.10 ERA over the last three seasons. Driveline has a deserved reputation for making pitchers suddenly more productive, though a trip there doesn't guarantee anyone's problems will be instantly solved. The report perhaps makes Cobb more interesting than most pitchers his age with his recent track record, but he'll have to demonstrate a new level of performance on the field before he becomes a truly compelling fantasy option.
The Angels acquired Cobb in a trade with the Orioles on Monday, Dan Connolly and Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic report.
The exact terms of the trade remain unknown, but Baltimore is unlikely to get a major prospect in return, assuming the Angels are covering a portion of the $15 million Cobb is owed in 2021. Over his three seasons in Baltimore, Cobb didn't emerge as the frontline starter the Orioles had hoped they were getting after inking him to a four-year, $57 million deal in the 2017-18 offseason. In addition to missing extended time due to injuries, Cobb wasn't particularly effective when he was healthy enough to pitch, submitting a 5.10 ERA (5.22 FIP), 1.42 WHIP and 6.1 K/9 in 41 starts for Baltimore. With his new organization, the 33-year-old right-hander won't be assured a rotation spot, as the Angels already have Dylan Bundy, Shohei Ohtani, Andrew Heaney, Griffin Canning and Jose Quintana on hand as starting candidates.
Cobb (2-5) picked up the win in Thursday's 13-1 rout of the Red Sox, allowing one run on six hits and two walks over seven innings, He struck out four.
The right-hander gave up his only run in the fifth inning, at which point the O's already held an 8-0 lead. Cobb finished the season on a high note, delivering quality starts in each of his final two outings, and with one year remaining on his current contract his 4.30 ERA and 38:18 K:BB through 52.1 innings should keep him in Baltimore's rotation plans to begin 2021.
Cobb (1-5) allowed two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five across six innings as he took the loss Friday against the Rays.
Cobb was able to keep his team in the game the whole way through as his only mistakes were allowing RBI singles to Nate Lowe in the first inning and Brandon Lowe in the third inning. Unfortunately for him, Tyler Glasnow and the Rays' bullpen were locked in all night and would only allow the Orioles to muster up one run on the night. Cobb has not won a game since his first start of the season but has kept his numbers in check with a 4.76 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 45.1 innings. The southpaw is set to take the mound Thursday in a road matchup against the Red Sox.
Cobb (1-4) took the loss in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, coughing up five runs on seven hits -- including three home runs -- and a walk over four innings. He struck out three.
The right-hander's first start since Aug. 29 went poorly to say the least, as the Yankees took Cobb deep twice in the first inning before he was able to record an out. It's the first time in eight outings he's served up multiple homers, and the rough return to action pushed his ERA above 5.00 for the first time this season.
Cobb (undisclosed) was activated from the injured list to start Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees.
The 32-year-old is officially serving as the 29th man for the twin bill, but Baltimore will simply demote another player after the second game. Cobb had a 4.33 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 24:12 K:BB through 35.1 innings before missing the past week with the unspecified issue.
Cobb (undisclosed) will start Friday's game against the Yankees, Steve Melewski of MASNSports.com reports.
Cobb was placed on the injured list for an undisclosed reason Sept. 4, but manager Brandon Hyde said that Cobb will take the mound Friday if he clears intake protocols. The right-hander has struggled a bit over his last three starts, recording a 6.32 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 15.2 innings during that time.
Manager Brandon Hyde hopes Cobb (undisclosed) will return from the injured list by the end of the week, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
The veteran right-hander was a late scratch for his scheduled start last Friday due to the unspecified issue, but the potential for a quick return from the injured list likely means it's related to the league's protocols for issues involving exposure to COVID-19. The Orioles have confirmed their starting pitchers through Thursday, so Cobb could be reinstated to start as early as Friday against the Yankees.
Cobb was placed on the injured list for unspecified reasons Friday.
The 32-year-old was scheduled to start Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Yankees, but he's now sidelined by the undisclosed issue. Given the lack of information regarding his status, it's unclear when Cobb is expected to return.
Cobb (1-3) allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across four innings to take the loss Saturday against the Blue Jays.
Cobb ran into trouble early, getting two outs in the first inning before allowing three consecutive batters to reach base and two runners to cross the plate. He settled in until the fourth frame, when he was tagged for three additional runs. Cobb has largely been effective this season, surrendering three or fewer earned runs in five of his seven starts. On the other hand, he's now been charged with 11 runs across his last last three outings, spanning 15.2 frames. Overall, he has a 4.33 ERA with a 24:12 K:BB across 35.1 innings for the season. Cobb is in line to take his next turn through the rotation Friday against the Yankees.
Cobb allowed two earned runs on six hits and a walk while striking out one across five innings Saturday against the Red Sox. He did not factor into the decision.
Cobb threw four clean innings, only running into trouble in his final frame, when he surrendered a solo home run to Jackie Bradley and consecutive doubles to account for his two earned runs. While he wasn't particularly deceptive, Cobb stayed out of trouble by recording nine groundouts. Cobb has had a nice start to the campaign, earning a 3.73 ERA across six starts and 31.1 innings. He's currently projected to take his next turn through the rotation Friday at Toronto.
Cobb (1-2) took the loss Monday as the Orioles fell 7-2 to the Blue Jays, coughing up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 6.2 innings. He struck out four.
While this was Cobb's longest outing yet in 2020, there weren't many other positives to take away from this performance. The right-hander threw 57 of 88 pitches for strikes, and the big blow against him was a three-run blast in the third inning by Randal Grichuk, the fourth homer Cobb has served up in only 26.1 innings. He'll carry a 3.76 ERA into his next start Saturday, at home against the Red Sox.
Cobb allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks while striking out two across 5.1 innings Tuesday against the Phillies. He did not factor into the decision.
Cobb mowed down the first six batters he faced, with only one ball leaving the infield. While he was brushed up a bit in the third inning, the only major damage was done on a solo home run by Jay Bruce to lead off the fifth frame. Cobb threw 71 pitches -- 49 of which went for strikes -- but was able to work efficiently by generating 11 groundouts. He has maintained a 2.75 ERA across 19.2 frames, though his 17:8 K:B suggests trouble may on the horizon. Cobb is scheduled to take his next turn through the rotation Sunday against the Nationals.
Cobb (0-1) took the loss during Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Marlins after allowing one runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and three walks over five innings.
Te only scoring of the game came on Brian Anderson's fourth-inning, solo homer, but that one swing proved to be enough to saddle Cobb with the loss. The right-hander hasn't been able to work deep into games through his first three starts with only 14.1 innings pitched, but he still has a 2.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB. He's next scheduled to take the mound next week in Philadelphia.
Cobb didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 6-3 win over the Rays, giving up two runs on four hits and three walks over four innings. He struck out two.
The right-hander got enough run support to pick up the win, as the O's launched three homers on the night, but Cobb couldn't last long enough to qualify -- he needed a whopping 87 pitches (53 strikes) just to record 12 outs. Through two starts to begin the season he has an encouraging 2.89 ERA and 8:3 K:BB over 9.1 innings. Cobb will face a tough challenge in his next outing, however, at home against the Yankees on Wednesday.
Cobb (1-0) earned the win against the Red Sox on Saturday after allowing one run on four hits and zero walks while striking out six over 5.1 innings
The veteran right-hander cruised through five frames with a three-hit shutout, but he was pulled at 78 pitches with one out during the sixth inning after surrendering a solo homer to Mitch Moreland. It's his first victory since 2018 after making just three starts last season before going down with an injury. Cobb will look to secure his second victory of the young season Friday against the Rays.
Cobb will start in Saturday's game against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Cobb had a locked-in rotation spot for the shortened 2020 season, and he'll start behind Tommy Milone in the team's opening series. The 32-year-old dealt with back and hip injuries in 2019 that limited him to just three starts all season, but he appears to be back to full health heading into this season. Over 31 starts in the last two seasons with the Orioles, Cobb has 5-17 record with a 5.36 ERA and 110:45 K:BB over 164.2 innings.
Cobb threw four innings of live batting practice Monday at Oriole Park, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Cobb and Wade LeBlanc each threw four innings as they ramp up their workloads in this controlled environment. The 32-year-old righty has a locked in spot in Baltimore's rotation. He is coming off a lost 2019 season where he only made three MLB starts due to back and hip issues.
Cobb (finger) completed a simulated game Thursday, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Cobb developed a blister earlier in the week that resulted in him being scratched from his scheduled Grapefruit League outing, but his ability to face hitters in a controlled setting implies that the affected finger isn't much of a concern. With the MLB regular season having now been pushed back at least two weeks, Cobb's blister should be completely healed by the time the Orioles reconvene for workouts.
Cobb was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Twins due to a blister, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
Blisters tend to come with uncertain timelines, but the Orioles don't seem particularly concerned with this one. Cobb will pitch in a simulated game instead, and manager Brandon Hyde indicated the right-hander would be able to pitch through the issue if it occurred during the regular season. It doesn't sound as though Cobb is under any serious risk of opening the season on the injured list.
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