ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. Alex Cobb walked in a corridor at Tropicana Field, a moment he had anticipated for eight days. His return back with Tampa Bay Rays teammates was something he had considered since he was released from nearby Bayfront Medical Center on June 16 after sustaining a mild concussion. Work remains to pitch again, but this was a step forward.
Some memories remain blurry for the right-hander. He remembers what pitch he decided to throw on that Saturday evening (he had a curveball grip but eventually tossed a fastball). He remembers catching a glimpse of the ball off the bat of Kansas Citys Eric Hosmer streaking toward him. He remembers lying on Tropicana Fields mound, the roof spinning, before the headaches began.
On Monday, Cobb spoke for the first time publicly since Hosmers 102.4-mph line drive struck him on the right ear June 15. He was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list the next day, and a timetable for his return remains unknown.
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