Rays starter Alex Cobb hit in head with line drive

Tampa Bay Rays starter Alex Cobb was hit in the head during today's Rays-Royals game. In the top of the fifth inning, Kansas City first baseman Eric Hosmer hit a line drive back to the mound that hit off of Cobb's right ear, sending the righthander down to the Tropicana Field turf.

Cobb was taken off the field on a stretcher, but did not lose consciousness during the incident. The incident with Cobb comes five weeks after JA Happ of the Blue Jays was also hit in the head with a line drive at Tropicana Field, though Happ was discharged from the hospital the day after the injury. He hasn't pitched in a game since, as he's been on the DL with a skull fracture that resulted from the line drive.

The Rays ended up winning the game 5-3, but the main story after the game was Cobb's injury, and our thoughts are with him at this time.

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