Rays' Alex Cobb throws third rehab start for Charlotte
Alex Cobb allowed three runs, five hits and struck out five batters against the Ft. Myers Miracle.
By ANDREW ASTLEFORDFS Florida
Alex Cobb threw a third rehab start with the Class A Charlotte Stone Crabs on Friday night in Ft. Myers, Fla.
He threw 4 1/3 innings (78 pitches) and allowed three runs, five hits and struck out five batters against the Ft. Myers Miracle, a Minnesota Twins affiliate.
Tampa Bay Rays right-hander has eyed a mid-August return to the majors, possibly during the upcoming six-game homestand that begins next Tuesday against the Seattle Mariners.
Cobb, 25, last pitched for the Rays on June 15, when he sustained a mild concussion after a line drive off the bat of the Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer struck him on the right ear. He was placed on the concussion disabled list a day later.
Cobb is 6-2 with a 3.01 ERA in 13 starts this season.