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Cobb’s Opening Day start in jeopardy; Orioles play split-squad games; Hays injures thumb

SARASOTA, Fla.-What’s happening? – Pitcher Alex Cobb left after one inning Saturday because of soreness in his right groin, putting his Opening Day start in jeopardy. Cobb felt discomfort after covering first on a leadoff grounder by the Twins’ Max Kepler. “Probably could have kept going, but it wouldn’t make any sense,” Cobb said. “Definitely […]
Baltimore Sun Mar 23, 2019

Orioles lose, 8-7, to Twins after Alex Cobb's injury already made it a bad night

It was one of those “other than that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln” kind of nights for the Orioles on Saturday. Opening Day starter Alex Cobb left his final exhibition start after one inning with a groin injury and the first two relievers who followed him to the mound each gave up four runs in...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Mar 23, 2019

Alex Cobb leaves with right groin soreness

SARASOTA, Fla.—The Orioles may have to make a major adjustment in their rotation. Alex Cobb, who was set to start the March 28 opener at Yankee Stadium left Saturday’s game with the Minnesota Twins after one inning with right groin soreness. Cobb, who was named Opening Day starter on March 13, walked off the field […]
Baltimore Sun Mar 23, 2019

Orioles' Alex Cobb leaves final spring start with sore right groin, putting Opening Day start in doubt

Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb, who was recently announced as the team’s Opening Day starter, pitched just one inning in his final start of the spring before leaving with what the team described as right groin soreness. Cobb retired the Minnesota Twins in order and returned to the dugout to consult...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Mar 23, 2019

Cobb gets pre-Opening Day start; Wright’s final spring start; Hyde considering ‘opener’

DUNEDIN, Fla.-What’s happening? –Alex Cobb gets his final start before the March 28 opener at Yankee Stadium when the Orioles play the Minnesota Twins tonight. Cobb is scheduled to be followed by Jimmy Yacabonis, Richard Bleier and Mychal Givens. Even though catcher Jesus Sucre could have opted out of his minor league contract Friday, the […]
Baltimore Sun Mar 21, 2019

Orioles' Chance Sisco showing veterans improvement behind plate: 'He's making pitch calls with confidence'

A pair of standout pitching performances by Orioles veterans Alex Cobb and Andrew Cashner over the past week came in spring training games that don't mean much, save for one factor that could be a difference-maker. Cobb and Cashner both had good days on the mound with Chance Sisco behind the plate,...
Baltimore Sun Mar 16, 2019

Alex Cobb pitches five good innings in Orioles' 4-3 Grapefruit League win over Blue Jays

In his first start since manager Brandon Hyde named him Opening Day starter for the new-look Orioles, right-hander Alex Cobb went to Dunedin and pitched against the Toronto Blue Jays like someone wholly deserving of that honor. He did it, it turned out, after deciding on a whim — on his way to...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Mar 16, 2019

Cobb gets tuneup for Orioles’ opener; Givens pitches simulated game; Hess rocked

FORT MYERS, Fla.-What’s happening? –Alex Cobb, who is scheduled to start for the Orioles on Opening Day, makes his third start of the spring. Cobb’s preparations were interrupted by the March 8 birth of his daughter, Chole. Cobb will face the Toronto Blue Jays at Dunedin and is scheduled to be followed by John Means, […]
BaltimoreBaseball.com Mar 14, 2019

Cobb and Hyde excited about Opening Day firsts; Trumbo encouraged by debut; Karns to stay in ‘pen

SARASOTA, Fla.-What’s happening? –Alex Cobb gets the first Opening Day assignment of his career when he’ll face the New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka on March 28 at Yankee Stadium. Manager Brandon Hyde summoned Cobb to his office on Wednesday. “I thought I might be in trouble for a second,” Cobb said. “He shook my hand…he […]
Baltimore Sun Mar 14, 2019

Orioles Q&A: Jimmy Yacabonis on transitioning to 2019 and why he feels so many pitchers will improve

Save for the experienced trio of Alex Cobb, Dylan Bundy and Andrew Cashner at the top of the Orioles' rotation, and the relief core of Mychal Givens, Richard Bleier and now Nate Karns, essentially every pitcher the Orioles have in spring training fits a certain mold. They aren't necessarily young,...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Mar 13, 2019

Alex Cobb will savor his first Opening Day start for Orioles

SARASOTA, Fla.—Four years ago, Alex Cobb had been named the Opening Day starter for the Tampa Bay Rays. Unfortunately for Cobb, he developed tendinitis in his right forearm, and eventually he needed Tommy John surgery. In the same week he became a father for the first time, Cobb gets that Opening Day start. Cobb wasn’t […]
BaltimoreBaseball.com Mar 13, 2019

Orioles name Alex Cobb as Opening Day starter

SARASOTA, Fla.—For the first time in his career, Alex Cobb gets to be Opening Day starter, and the announcement came just five days after Cobb’s wife gave birth to the couple’s first child, Chloe. The 31-year-old Cobb will face the New York Yankees’ Masahiro Tanaka at Yankee Stadium on March 28. Cobb will be the […]
Baltimore Sun Mar 13, 2019

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde names Alex Cobb Opening Day starter

Last spring, Alex Cobb had only just signed with the Orioles by the time Dylan Bundy had been announced as the Opening Day starter. There have been no such obstacles in 2019, as Cobb was named Wednesday as the Orioles’ fourth different Opening Day starter in as many years, with the assignment coming...
Baltimore Sun Mar 5, 2019

Orioles take the good with the bad in 10-4 loss to Pirates

Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb bounced back from his rocky spring debut four days earlier with a strong three-inning performance in Tuesday’s 10-4 loss to the PIttsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium. Cobb threw 43 pitches and allowed a run on two hits after not surviving the first inning against...
BaltimoreBaseball.com Mar 5, 2019

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde has many pitchers to observe; Mancini’s pinkie; Sucre on hand

FORT MYERS, Fla.— What’s happening? Alex Cobb starts against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota today. Others who are scheduled to pitch include Josh Rogers, Nate Karns, Mychal Givens and Josh Lucas. Manager Brandon Hyde seems to have too many pitchers to observe and too few opportunities. “There’s just not enough innings,” Hyde said. “We want […]

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