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Cobb progressing, slated for Saturday rehab start

Cobb progressing, slated for Saturday rehab start

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.

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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.

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