Cobb: "Look forward to getting back out there"
Rays RHP Alex Cobb was laughing with teammates, joking with staff at Bayfront Medical Center and doing okay overall late Saturday night after being hit on the right ear by a line drive.
And, he posted on his @Acobb53 Twitter account, he was thankful for the support:
"Can't thank everyone enough for the prayers. Was the only way for me to make it out of there ok. Look forward to getting back out there"
According to someone who visited with Cobb, he had a headache and his right ear was bandaged, but otherwise he felt okay, having been diagnosed with what the team said was a mild concussion. All scans and tests came back normal, and he was was being held overnight at Bayfront Medical Center as much for precautionary reasons as anything.
Cobb is expected to be released Sunday, and the Rays should have a better idea of how long he is expected to be out and how they will shuffle their pitching rotation.