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Rays place Cobb on bereavement list, recall Odorizzi

Rays place Cobb on bereavement list, recall Odorizzi

Rays place Cobb on bereavement list, recall Odorizzi

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays have placed right-hander Alex Cobb on the bereavement list following the passing of his grandmother. To fill Cobb's place on the roster, the Rays have recalled right-hander Jake Odorizzi.

Cobb, who started on Monday night against the Red Sox, is expected to be away for three days, and he will make his start against the Royals on Saturday night.

Odorizzi is winless in two starts this season and four over his Major League career (two with Kansas City). He was 5-1 with a 3.90 ERA in 10 starts for Triple-A Durham.

Odorizzi, who has never pitched out of the bullpen in the Majors, is expected to add some depth to the relief corps after the group was somewhat depleted after Monday night's 14-inning loss to the Red Sox.

Odorizzi had originally been scheduled to start for the Bulls on Tuesday night.

"I'm fresh, I threw 100 pitches last time out, so I'm good to go for a lot of innings if need be," Odorizzi said.

Odorizzi would have liked to have attacked the hitters more during his previous two starts.

"Everything else I thought was all right," he said, "but that's what you have to do at any level."

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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