Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 11/16/14
For the first time since being hit in the head by a line drive, Alex Cobb has faced live hitters.  The 25-year old righty threw to hitters Sunday afternoon and felt good about it.  Cobb, of course, suffered a concussion when he was hit by a screaming line drive on June 15th. According to Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times, Cobb was not anxious during his outing yesterday. #rays @Acobb53 said he was really happy with how live BP went, not anxious facing hitters. Will throw BP Thurs in port Charlotte — Joe Smith (@TBTimes_JSmith) July 14, 2013 After Cobb throws batting practice on Thursday, the Rays will likely evaluate the next steps for him.  They have a few different choices.  The team can send Cobb through a simulated game, then send him out on a rehab assignment.  Or they can keep having him toss batting practice.  It all depends on how ready Cobb feels and how ready the team feels he might be. Cobb was having a nice season before being hit in the head.  He is 6-2 with a 3.01 ERA.  The Rays are excited about what Cobb might be able to bring to the table long term.  He is still in just his third Major League season.  Overall, Cobb has started 45 games in his career and has a 3.60 ERA. Tampa Bay has firmly re-planted themselves in the discussion for playoff contention.  They rattled off eight wins in a row recently to help propel them to a 55-41 record leading into the break.  They are 2.5 games behind the Boston Red Sox for first in the division.  If the Rays can get Cobb back soon after the second half begins, he could help push them toward another playoff berth. Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Raiders owner Mark Davis: 'We want to stay here in Oakland'

Terrance Knighton: Broncos fans are ‘high-maintenance'

Ex-NFL player delivers own baby on North Carolina farm

USC players not happy about Josh Shaw reinstatement

FSU student: Books stopped bullets from hitting me

Jets-Bills game could be moved to Detroit, Toronto, New Jersey

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Michael Vick wants to play at least two more years

NHL's Jack Johnson is bankrupt, parents mostly responsible

Michael Phelps' self-proclaimed girlfriend was born a man

Report: LeGarrette Blount 'expected to sign' with Patriots

Report: Braxton Miller not planning to transfer

Report: Bears considered benching Jay Cutler

Eagles broadcaster has Cowboys turkey for Thanksgiving

Nick Young on his swag: 'I’m like Michael Jackson, Prince'

Le'Veon Bell adds Steelers o-line to award candidacy picture

Ranking the NBA's most exciting rookies

Steve Smith drops fantastic line about playing in prime-time

Five NFL teams we still have no clue about

Ten NFL coaches who would be fired if season ended today

ESPNU reporter makes tasteless 'joke' about FSU shooting

WATCH: Jason Kidd returns to chorus of boos in Brooklyn

James Harden wears ridiculous shirt; Twitter reacts

Top storyline for each Week 12 NFL game

Marshawn Lynch fined $50,000 for not talking with media

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Phelps' alleged GF born a man?

Bears considered benching Cutler?

Can Cardinals win a Super Bowl with Drew Stanton?

Steeler: Blount's release a blessing

WATCH: Carter moved by tribute

Giancarlo Stanton and the cost of becoming a boss

Report: Sandoval headed to Red Sox

VIDEO: HBO's 'Under The Lights' is a must watch

Brady: Belichick not as he seems

The NFL Chick gloriously interviews for the Gators head coach job

NBA's first openly gay player to retire

Vonn shares Tiger's outrage over Golf Digest 'interview'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.