MLB Notes: Rays' Cobb released from hospital

MLB Notes: Rays' Cobb released from hospital
June 16, 2013, 3:45 pm
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Rays: Cobb released from hospital
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay 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 Rays announced during their game against Kansas City that Cobb had been released from Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. 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 would soon 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.

Moore was among a group of around 15 players, which included Hosmer and former Cobb teammates and current Royals James Shields and Elliot Johnson, who went to the hospital after Saturday's game (see full story).

-The Associated Press

Rockies: Kensing has contract selected
DENVER -- The Colorado Rockies have selected the contract of right-hander Logan Kensing from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

The Rockies made the move Sunday. Kensing was available against Philadelphia for the finale of the three-game series.

To make room for Volstad, Colorado optioned righty Chris Volstad to Triple-A.

Kensing was 0-1 with a 2.57 ERA and seven saves in 19 appearances with Colorado Springs. In parts of seven major league seasons with Miami and Washington, Kensing is 8-9 with a 5.81 ERA and two saves in 134 games.

Volstad appeared in two games after being recalled on Wednesday, his second stint with the Rockies. He allowed four runs in two innings, and has a 10.80 ERA in six games with Colorado this season (see full story).

-The Associated Press

Rays: Price not ready for rehab assignment
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Injured AL Cy Young Award winner David Price says he is making progress but is not ready to start a minor league rehab assignment.

The Tampa Bay 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.

Price struggled this year before getting hurt, going 1-4 with a 5.24 ERA. He was 20-5 with a 2.56 ERA in 2012 (see full story).

-The Associated Press

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