Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb will return to the majors on Monday night to tak on the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field.
Cobb will replace Wade Davis who is currently injured. Cobb played in five starts during the 2011 season with a 3.41 ERA and a 2-0 win record.
Cobb was pushed down to the minors for the first time in the season after several lousy starts, while his second stint produced two wins in four starts with a 2.55 ERA at which time he was sent down to triple-A in order to make room for Jeff Niemann in the clubs rotation.
Cobb’s team is expecting big things from him tonight after going through nine pitchers in their Sunday night 1-0 loss against the Boston Red Sox which extended into 16 innings.
The Rays are also seven games back of the Red Sox for the division lead after losing four out of their last five outings.
Cobb will take on A.J. Burnett who is 8-7 for the Yankees with a 4.15 ERA. Burnett has a 12-8 record versus the Rays in 27 starts with a 3.41 ERA.