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Rays juggle rotation to get Cobb a start this weekend against Yankees

Posted May 22, 2013 by Roger Mooney

Updated May 22, 2013 at 03:36 PM

ROGER MOONEY
TORONTO The Rays will take advantage of Thursday’s off day and juggle the rotation for this weekend’s series with the Yankees.

Alex Cobb will be moved up and start Sunday’s game. Rookie Jake Odorizzi, originally slated to pitch Sunday, will be pushed back to Monday and face the Marlins.

Rays manager Maddon said the move was based on experience.

“Why not give Cobb the tougher assignment,” Maddon said. “Everything speaks to it.”

Cobb pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees earlier this season in a game the Rays won 3-0. He is 2-1 with a 2.22 ERA in four career starts against the Yankees.

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