SEATTLE -- The news concerning Alex Cobb (left oblique strain) continues to be good.
The right-hander threw 60 pitches in a simulated game against extended spring players Monday at the Charlotte Sports Complex. He threw four innings and 15 pitches in each frame.
Cobb felt good on Tuesday, so he will advance to throw a bullpen on Wednesday and make a rehab start on Saturday for a to be determined Rays affiliate.
"He came out of [Monday's outing] really well," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "If [Saturday's start] goes well, we'll make the next step. More than likely it could be that he could pitch for us."
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.