May 1: The Giants announced Cobb’s activation to reporters, including Susan Slusser of The San Francisco Chronicle, with Kervin Castro being optioned in a corresponding move.
Apr. 30: The Giants will activate right-hander Alex Cobb from the 10-day injured list prior to Sunday’s game against the Nationals, San Francisco manager Gabe Kapler told reporters (including MLB.com’s Maria I. Guardado). Cobb is scheduled to make his third start of the season.
Returning Sunday will put Cobb’s IL stint slightly beyond the 10-day minimum, as his placement came in between games of the Giants’ doubleheader with the Mets on April 19. Cobb started the first game and lasted 4 1/3 innings before being removed after a mound visit from the team trainer.
The Giants have had to deal with several absences in the early going, due to both injuries and a minor COVID-19 outbreak on the roster. The position player side has been hardest hit, though both Cobb and Anthony DeSclafani (right ankle inflammation) have missed time, and DeSclafani isn’t expected to return for at least a few more weeks. Fortunately for San Francisco, the rest of the rotation has picked up the slack, with Logan Webb, Carlos Rodon, and Alex Wood all ranging from good to great thus far in 2022. The Giants have also gotten good results from the opener/bulk pitcher combo of Sam Long and Jakob Junis.
Cobb is in his first season in San Francisco, signing a two-year, $20MM free agent deal with the Giants just prior to the lockout. Injuries have hampered Cobb over the last three seasons, though he pitched well when healthy last year with the Angels, delivering a 3.76 ERA and some solid secondary numbers over 93 1/3 innings.
It’s gotta be bizarre for Longo and Cobb ,and maybe even Kapler*. They were team mates in TB and then years later find themselves together on another team in SF.
*(Kapler and Longo were mates. Cobb didn’t play with the Rays until after Kapler was gone from TB)
At first I thought it’d be weird too, because Kapler and Longo were teammates in Tampa and now Kapler is his manager, similar to David Ross and the core Cubs for half a season last year. But Kapler really is a players manager. The guys are so loose and having fun so doesn’t seem to be any awkwardness. Casali was teammates with Longo in Tampa too. And Casali/Yaz were teammates and best buds at Vandy. So for a lot of these guys at the end of their careers I’m sure it’s special to see everything come back full circle.
I didn’t realize Casali was in SF. I hope they’re having a good time.
Alex Cobb. LOL dude just got LIT UP . 5 earned thru 0.2 ip . Couldn’t make it out of the 1st inning vs a Dreadful Nationals team
How do you feel knowing you’re the biggest disgrace to Tony Gwynn’s name? Your name should be “IHateSF” because that’s all you do… and we’ve never seen you make one comment on any Padre article. Weird, sad troll…
@Gwynning Couldn’t agree more. Dude spends his waking hours trolling any article about the Giants.
Cobb was a disaster today lasting only 2/3 inning and no offense. Zaidi better come up with some offense before Tuesday; Dodgers series.
What do you expect FZ to do? The Giants are just missing too many pieces right now. No Yaz, no Duggar, and no Belt. So far Lamonte, La Stella, and Longo have yet to play a game this year. They played today with 4 guys, Gonzalez, Vosler, Krizan, and Mike Ford, that weren’t on the ML roster 2 weeks ago.
The only thing that’s kept them in games lately is the pitching, but DeSclafani, Leone, and Littell are out, and we saw a lot of rust on Cobb today.
Things will change once they get the team they intended to have, back on the field. Some should be back in a few days to a week.
Cap & Crunch
All Giants need to do is get a 1-1 split
They get Gonzo Tuesday who’s always get (able)
They gotta have the lead after 6 tho …Dodger’s pen is Fuego and Trienans due back Tuesday to boot
Terrible signing. About as bad as the Orioles signing