Alex Cobb

Rays' Cobb Endorses Head Protective Gear

Jun 10, 2014
Yoselis Ramos / WUSF

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb is putting his stamp of approval on a new piece of protective head gear for young pitchers.

Cobb draws a parallel between baseball and hockey when hockey players started wearing helmets.

Daniel Wallace / Tampa Bay Times

Update Monday, June 17, 8:00 a.m.

Tampa Bay Rays pitcher was released Sunday morning from Bayfront Medical Center, a day after he was hospitalized after being struck in the head by a line drive during a game against the Kansas City Royals. According to the Rays, Cobb suffered a "mild concussion," and had fluid drained from his ear to alleviate pressure. All other tests were normal. Cobb was placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list. There's no schedule for his return, and he'll have to pass a series of concussion-related tests before he's allowed to begin pitching again.