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MLB Injury News:
Tampa Bay Rays right-handed starting pitcher Alex Cobb took
another step in his recovery from his grisly injury and resulting concussion,
throwing a simulated game on Thursday. Cobb logged roughly 60 pitches during
the session, and manager Joe Maddon deemed the simulated game a success,
according to Bill Chastain of MLB.com.
"He threw 59 or 60 pitches yesterday, which is a good
number, which means in his next gig, he'll probably go 75 or 80," Rays
manager Joe Maddon said. "Not unlike what David [Price] did. A part of the
thing is he's been out, but he hasn't been out a long period of time, so he
hasn't lost the whole in-shape components of his arm, or body in general."
Cobb suffered his injury when he was hit in the head by a
line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals first baseman Eric Hosmer. He had
to be stretchered off the field as a result, and soon after he was placed on the seven-day disabled list.
Despite the severity of his injury, Cobb has made impressive
strides toward a return. To some people’s astonishment, the right-hander has
continued to say that he hopes to rejoin the Rays this season, and he’s on
track to do just that.
Prior to hitting the DL, Cobb posted an ERA and WHIP of 3.01
and 1.159 over 13 starts. He’s slated to make his first official rehab start on
Tuesday. He’ll require at least one additional start in the minors following Tuesday’s
rehab opener, according to Maddon.
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