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Rays pitcher Alex Cobb walks off with outfielder Sam Fuld and fellow pitchers David Price and Jeremy Hellickson following his simulated game Sunday.

by Steve Carney, 620 WDAE
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Less than one month after being hit by a line drive by Eric Hosmer, Alex Cobb was back on the mound at Tropicana Field, throwing without a screen to hitters.

"I didn't want a screen out there.  I wanted it to be game-like," the 25-year-oldsaid.  "I think we accomplished that feat.  There's no shyness about the ball coming back to me or anything like that."

The right-hander threw over 40 pitches to both outfielder Sam Fuld and home clubhouse supervisor Chris Westmoreland.

"It was a little different at first," Cobb said afterward.  "It's amazing how quick you forget how to pitch, really.  Then once batters get in there, the intensity goes up a little bit. Body parts start flying in different directions that you're not used to.  It takes a little while to get settled down.  I felt toward the end of my session, it got a lot better, so I was happy with it."

To hear the entire conversation with Cobb, click below!

 

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