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Alex Cobb hits the injured list for the San Francisco Giants

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Alex Cobb is hitting the injured list with a tight oblique. Cobb hasn’t pitched since June 13th, so his stint on the IL is retroactive to Thursday, which could speed things up for his return.

Cobb, himself, said he expects his recovery to be a quick one, which means the move is likely more to create flexibility with a roster spot while he rests for the Giants than anything else. His comments on the injury indicate midseason soreness rather than anything to be overly concerned about for San Francisco.

"“I fully anticipate being ready to go the day I’m eligible to come off the IL,” Cobb said. “And I probably feel I could have pitched before then.”"

The pitcher told the media that if he further injured his oblique, it could have meant a stint on the injured list of a month or longer.

That said, Cobb joins Ross Stripling and John Brebbia on the injured list. The trio has started a combined 27 games this season for the Giants.

Cobb owns the best ERA among the starting rotation this year and is one of just two pitchers to log five wins already.