San Francisco Giants pitcher Alex Cobb will have left hip labrum surgery Tuesday, the team announced. Here’s what you need to know:
- The right-hander is expected to be out for around six months, meaning he will likely miss the start of the 2024 season.
- The Giants hold a $10 million option on Cobb for the 2024 season that includes a $2 million buyout.
- Cobb made his first All-Star team in 2023 and finished the year 7-7 with a 3.87 ERA in 28 starts.
The Giants’ need for a top-level rotation piece just increased. RHP Alex Cobb will have left hip labrum surgery tomorrow. Return to pitching is approximately 6 months, Giants say.
— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) October 31, 2023
The 35-year-old Cobb joined San Francisco in 2022 after previous stints with the Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays.
Cobb struck out a career-high 151 batters in 2022, while posting the best strikeout-to-walk ratio in his career. In 12 seasons, Cobb carries a career record of 77-75 with a 3.85 ERA.
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