Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/16/13
A line drive off the bat of Eric Hosmer struck Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb on the right side of his head Saturday night, sending him to the hospital after trainers from both the Rays and the Kansas City Royals rushed to attend the downed pitcher.  He was held overnight for observation with what was described as a “mild” concussion. Cobb had been leading the Rays in several pitching categories by the time he took the mound against the Royals on Saturday.  Through his first 12 starts, he boasted a 6-2 record, a 2.95 ERA, and 73 strikeouts in 79.1 innings.  Along with Matt Moore, Cobb had been anchoring the Rays’ rotation after the loss of James Shields in the offseason and the triceps injury that has sidelined David Price. Early indications at the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg have been positive.  Teammates Price and Jeremy Hellickson have tweeted good news after visiting him in the hospital, saying that Cobb had been laughing and joking, and that he was “acting norma...
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