Originally written June 25, 2013 on MLB Injury News:
Tampa Bay Rays' pitcher Alex Cobb returned to Tropicana Field for the first time since he was hit in the head with a line drive off the bat of Eric Hosmer.  Cobb said on Monday that this is the best that he's felt since the injury. As reported by Sam Strong of MLB.com, "While a return date is unknown and Cobb remains on the disabled list, doctors told Cobb on Monday he is healing quicker than expected and he can expect to see "drastic improvements" in the coming days." "Cobb still gets headaches when he moves too suddenly, but the nausea and vertigo he was experiencing have subsided as fluid that was trapped in his inner ear from the blow has drained." Cobb said he will be ready to go as soon as his body is at 100 percent. But having said that, he admits the first time back on the mound will be difficult, and he has had nightmares about how bad the whole incident could have turned out. In 45 career games dating back to 2011, Cobb is 20-13 with a 3.60 earned run average.  He is 6-2 with a 3.01 earned run average and has struck out 76 batters in 83 2/3 innings pitched.
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