18 Facts About Alex Cobb


Alexander Miller Cobb was born on October 7,1987, and nicknamed Swan, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball.

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Alex Cobb was drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in the fourth round of the 2006 MLB draft, and made his MLB debut for them in 2011.

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Alex Cobb previously played for the Rays from 2011 through 2017, the Baltimore Orioles from 2018 to 2020, and the Los Angeles Angels in 2021.

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Alex Cobb lived in North Reading, Massachusetts, for the first two years of his life, after which his family relocated to Vero Beach, Florida, due to employment.

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Alex Cobb was called up to the majors for the first time on May 1,2011, and made his major league debut that day.

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Alex Cobb was invited to spring training in 2012, but sent to minor league camp to begin the season.

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Alex Cobb was called up to fill in for Jeff Niemann while Niemann was injured.

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Alex Cobb was named the American League Player of the Week for the week ending September 22,2013.

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Alex Cobb gave up one run in that inning after the batter stole second base, third base, and was then balked home for the first time in recorded baseball.

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Alex Cobb was carried off the field on a stretcher, and transported to Bayfront Medical Center in St Petersburg, Florida.

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One year later, Alex Cobb endorsed a product designed to help protect young ballplayers from similar injuries: the isoBLOX padded cap insert.

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Alex Cobb received the lowest run-support of all AL pitchers, at 3.

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Alex Cobb returned to the Rays' rotation towards the end of the season, but was not effective.

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Alex Cobb went back to using his four-seam fastball and an improved, and more commonly used, curveball.

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Alex Cobb was named the winner of the Paul C Smith Champion Award, which goes to the Rays player who best exemplifies the spirit of true professionalism on and off the field.

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On March 20,2018, Alex Cobb agreed to a four-year deal worth $57 million with the Baltimore Orioles.

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On February 2,2021, Alex Cobb was traded to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for second baseman Jahmai Jones.

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Alex Cobb proposed to his girlfriend, Kelly Reynolds, in February 2014 at the Discovery Cove in Orlando.

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