The Baltimore Orioles landed perhaps the best remaining free agent player on the market and add a much-needed proven starting pitcher when they agreed to terms with Alex Cobb on a four-year deal worth between $50-60M.
The 30-year old starter has pitched his entire 6-year MLB career with the division rival Rays. In 2013, Cobb went 11-3 with a 2.76 ERA and 134 K's in perhaps his finest season so far. Last season, Cobb went 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA and 128 K's.
In 2013, Cobb was hit in the head by a line drive, resulting in a concussion that sidelined him for two months of the season. Cobb missed the entire 2015 season and most of the 2016 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Cobb joins a now solidified Orioles starting pitcher rotation with Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy, Andrew Cashner and Chris Tillman. The O's began the offseason with only Gausman and Bundy as starters on the team. Cashner signed on February 15th followed by the re-signing of Tillman on the 19th.
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