ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb left the hospital and went home yesterday, 1 day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive.
The Rays announced during their game against Kansas City yesterday that Cobb had been released from Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. The team said he will be placed on the 7-day concussion list.
There was no timetable for when Cobb will rejoin the rotation. Cobb texted teammates yesterday 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."