It seemed like things were going to be okay for Tampa Bay. Despite injuries to Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) and Matt Moore (elbow, possible Tommy John), the Rays could survive with David Price, Chris Archer, and Alex Cobb.
Now Alex Cobb has to be removed from that equation. The club announced on Sunday morning that Cobb would be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left-side oblique strain. To replace him on the roster, the Rays will bring up lefty Jeff Beliveau.
The move comes as a bit of a surprise, as Cobb had just completed two outstanding starts. On April 6th, he earned a no decision while pitching 7 innings against Texas, giving up only three hits. On Saturday, Cobb went seven strong again, throwing only 87 pitches on his way to earning his first win of the season. Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times says that Cobb apparently felt the tightness on the opening pitch of the game. Joe Maddon calls the situation “really confusing.”
Beliveau was with the team on April 9th against KC and pitched one inning of relief.
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