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Alex Cobb (SP)

Tampa Bay Rays - 6% owned

Bats: R, Throws: R

Alex Cobb threw 25 pitches from a mound this week. He didn't experience any issues when doing so. He's recovering from Tommy John surgery. (Source: Tampa Bay Tribune)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has a lot of steps ahead in his recovery from major surgery, but if all continues to go well he could be back with the Rays closer to the All-Star break. The Rays' rotation is off to a nice start, and Cobb could certainly become fantasy relevant again, potentially as soon as this season. However, it's good to temper expectations for SPs in their first year back from TJ surgery.


Category: Injury Updates

After undergoing Tommy John surgery in the middle of last season, Alex Cobb is aiming to return to action in late July for the Rays. (Source: Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb has been an effective starter for the Rays and fantasy owners, but he shouldn't be counted on for much even after he returns considering it will be his first year back from the significant procedure. If he is able to return this season it will cause a shakeup in the Rays' rotation, so his recovery will be worth monitoring.


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Alex Cobb will elect to have Tommy John surgery and forgo further rehab on his throwing arm, according to reports out of Tropicana Field. This is a serious blow to the Tampa Bay Rays, who are already battling their way through the division with 20 injured players on the depth chart. The hope was to rehabilitate the partial tear in his elbow ligament, but that will not come to pass. The partial tear was revealed to have become a full tear this week, making it an easy decision. Rehab is no longer possible. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is terrible news for a young Rays team with so much pitching potential in their rotation. With Cobb receiving the surgery now, the Rays ace will be prime for a return in late 2016.


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Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb could be headed for season-ending elbow ligament replacement surgery as an MRI showed a ligament tear. Cobb received a platelet-rich-plasma injection in an attempt to avoid surgery and will now rest a week before making a decision. "I'm still going back and forth on what I want to do," Cobb said before Thursday night's game against Texas. "You try some options that are available. You always try to avoid surgery." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This is a huge blow for the Rays as it was starting to look like Cobb was getting close to returning. If surgery is needed Cobb would be out of action 12-16 months. He went 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA in 27 starts last season.


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Alex Cobb, who has yet to pitch this season with forearm tendinitis, has not been cleared yet to face live hitters. Cobb threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday but is still left with no timetable for a return. Cobb was 10-9 with a 2.87 ERA and 149:47 K:BB ratio in 166 1/3 innings in 2014. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: This isn't the news that the Rays were looking for as Cobb was initially scheduled to come back sometime in May. The fact that he has only thrown 30 pitches in a bullpen session and has not been cleared to face hitters is not a positive sign. The Rays are starting to get healthy in their rotation and having someone like Cobb back in it would help keep them in the thick of the AL east.


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Rays starter Alex Cobb told reporters he is throwing pain-free, but is still unsure when he'll be cleared to throw a bullpen session. Cobb has been limited to playing catch as he recovers from forearm tendinitis. "We're on track for what we thought," Cobb said. "There's been no setbacks. It's just a lengthy process before it gets fully healed and then we're good to go." (Source:

Fantasy Impact: The Rays expected Cobb to be out until May and it looks like that is still the plan. The Rays have been making due the last two weeks starting Chris Archer, Nathan Karns, and Jake Odorizzi while having the fourth and fifth starters filled in with spot starts. The good news for the Rays is Drew Smyly is on his way back this week.


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Rays starter Alex Cobb is now expected to be out until May at the earliest. What was originally hoped to be a speedy recovery, Cobb's forearm tendinitis has not been progressing at a rate that he or the team are comfortable with. (Source: Mark Topkin - Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: At this point you have already drafted your team, so if you have Alex Cobb you might as well stash him on the DL. While his lack of progress is not encouraging, its not like Cobb has been a player with a squeaky clean health history. Continue to monitor his progress in in the event this injury turns into something more.


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The right-forearm tightness that Cobb had been experiencing has been diagnosed as tendinitis and will likely force Cobb to miss his opening day start on April 6. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Compared to the news that has been raining down this spring for pitchers, this is a welcome relief as it appears Cobb has avoided any serious injury. Missing his opening day start isn't the end of the world. He's being drafted around the 70th player off the board, this news shouldn't cause his stock to drop too much.


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Rays SP Alex Cobb, removed himself from Tuesday’s game against the Phillies after three innings with tightness in his right forearm. (Source: Roger Mooney via twitter)

Fantasy Impact: At this point it is not expected to be serious. Keep an eye on developments to see if this has a longer term impact. He is projected to be an upper tier SP.


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Rays SP Alex Cobb pitched 3 perfect innings today vs the Phillies and struck out 3 batters.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb is the Rays #1 starter and should lead their staff. He won 7 games with a 2.03 ERA in the 2nd half last season and could become a top ten pitcher this season if he can remain healthy.


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Alex Cobb gave up 5 hits and 3 runs in 2 1/3 innings during his second spring start.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb is the Rays opening day starter and rotation leader. He has the potential to be a fantasy ace if he can remain healthly this season.


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Alex Cobb tossed 2 scoreless innings in his first spring training appearance, striking out two and allowing one hit.

Fantasy Impact: Cobb will be the Rays #1 starter and should be a #1 or #2 SP on most fantasy teams.


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The Rays named Alex Cobb their opening day stater, the first opening day start of his career. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: Cobb should be the highest drafted Rays SP in fantasy this year. If he stays healthly, he could be at least a top 15 pitcher in most leagues.