Rays RHP Alex Cobb to undergo Tommy John surgery

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Rays pitcher Alex Cobb to undergo Tommy John surgery
Friday May 8th, 2015

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb will undergo Tommy John Surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, the team announced on Friday.

Cobb has not pitched in a game this season. Forearm pain led him to leave a spring training start in March, and an MRI this week revealed the tear.

Cobb received a platement-rich-plasma injection after the injury was diagnosed and was expected to rest before beginning light throwing.

Instead, Cobb will undergo the surgery, which typically requires at least 12 months of recovery time.

Cobb, 27, is making $4 million in his first year of arbitration eligibility.

Over 166 1/3 innings last season, he recorded a 2.87 ERA (sixth in the American League) with 149 strikeouts and a 10-9 record. 

The Rays, who rank fifth in MLB in starters ERA, currently sit in second place in the AL East with a 15-14 record.

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