Ron and Ian

 
Ron and Ian

Hickey says Cobb could be ready by early August

Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey joined the show this morning, and after giving Ron a good-natured ribbing about not being invited to his paddleboard photoshoot, he said Alex Cobb is well ahead of schedule to return.  However, Cobb's idea of returning this month might be a little too aggressive.

"If everthing goes well, and it has been going well, I would expect to see him back in our rotation sometime around the end of the first week of August," Hickey told Diaz.

He also mentioned how special he thought Matt Moore's performance was in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Twins, and told us which pitcher in the rotation he thought has the best stuff. 

Click below to hear the entire conversation!

This is the note Hickey gave to Ron at the game last night:

 

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