Roger Mooney covers the Tampa Bay Rays for The Tampa Tribune, TBO.com and News Channel 8. He has covered the Rays since their first season in 1998, including 11 years for the Bradenton Herald. Roger has also covered Florida, South Florida and Florida State football, the Bucs and the Lightning.
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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
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.