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MLB notebook: Rays' pitcher Cobb out of the hospital

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By The Associated Press
Sunday, June 16, 2013, 7:21 p.m.
 

Rays pitcher Alex Cobb left the hospital and went home Sunday, one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive.

The team said he will be placed on the seven-day concussion list. There was no timetable for when Cobb will rejoin the rotation.

Cobb texted teammates Sunday morning, including pitcher Matt Moore, saying he had a headache but soon would be out of the hospital.

In a message posted on his Twitter account, Cobb thanked Rays head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield and the doctors at Bayfront, and said that he “Woke up with only a minor headache.”

Cobb was struck by a liner off the bat of Kansas City's Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of Saturday's game but remained conscious the whole time. He was taken off the field on a stretcher.

Rays call up top prospect

Help is on the way, or at least the Rays hope so following Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Royals.

The Rays called up outfielder Wil Myers, rated by Baseball America before the season as its No. 1 overall prospect, best power hitter and best hitter for average.

“We felt like now was the right time,” said Andrew Friedman, the Rays' executive vice president of baseball operations. “He made some real adjustments in the last six weeks, and that really stood out to us. It was something we were monitoring very closely.”

The 22-year-old Myers was acquired from the Royals on Dec. 9 in a seven-player trade that sent pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis to Kansas City

No further wrist injury for Teixeira

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has no new tears in the tendon sheath around his inflamed right wrist.

Teixeira got a cortisone shot Sunday. New York manager Joe Girardi says he will be re-evaluated next week.

Girardi says Teixeira will be out for “a couple of days” while the club waits for the inflammation to subside. If Teixeira had torn the sheath again, he might have been out for the season.

Rays' Price not ready for rehab stint

Injured AL Cy Young Award winner David Price said he is making progress but is not ready to start a minor league rehab assignment.

The Rays left-hander went on the disabled list for the first time in his career May 16 with a strained left triceps.

Price threw 54 pitches in his first simulated game Thursday, and there was some consideration of having him pitch in a minor league game Tuesday. It was decided after Price threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Saturday with what was called spring training soreness that he would have another mound session Tuesday.

The Rays are hopeful that Price could rejoin the rotation in early July.

DL for BoSox's Buchholz?

The Red Sox recalled right-hander Pedro Beato from Triple-A and optioned Rubby De La Rosa to Pawtucket.

Manager John Farrell has been forced to juggle his pitching staff because of this Tuesday's doubleheader against Tampa Bay and the uncertain status of Clay Buchholz, who could end up on the 15-day disabled list with a neck injury.

Buchholz (9-0, 1.71 ERA) is scheduled for a bullpen session Tuesday.

Around the league

Indians right-hander Chris Perez (right shoulder strain) made his first rehab appearance for Single-A Lake County, tossing one scoreless inning against Great Lakes. The closer could be activated from the 15-day DL Monday. ... Reds outfielder Chris Heisey is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Louisville on Monday. ... Houston outfielder Justin Maxwell, on the disabled list with a broken bone in his left hand, went 1 for 3 in a rehabilitation game with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

 

 
 


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