The Rays’ rotation remains a fluid situation heading into the next week.
Cobb’s injury allowed RHP
“He did a good job last year and it seems like we are giving an audition to everybody who deserves the chance,” Maddon said.
The Rays will need to make a corresponding move today.
Cobb is scheduled to throw in the bullpen on Saturday and hopes his finger is healed enough for him to make Tuesday’s start. The finger was wrapped on Thursday, and Cobb said he has been using healing cream to accelerate the process.
Though Cobb is able to throw his fastball without incident and has little issue with the change-up, he is staying away from throwing any off-speed pitches during his workouts.
“I just don’t want to aggravate it right now,” he said. “I just want to let it heal and make sure it is ready . . . so the precaution here is to make sure it doesn’t linger through four, five or six starts. We want to beat it now and put it in the past once I’m able to pitch again.”
Nothing new Maddon had no update on the progress of LHP
Though there was some discussion of Price joining the team during the remaining six games of the road trip, Maddon didn’t think that would be the case.
“Only if (trainer)
Looking back When RHP
The last pitcher to be pulled from such a start was Detroit’s
The start for Hernandez also marked the fewest number of pitches thrown by a Rays starter in eight or more innings of work since
Noteworthy Moore flew to Cleveland ahead of the team on Thursday afternoon. … Heading into Thursday, Rays hitters had belted 63 doubles in May, a club record for any month. 3B