Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb left the hospital and went home Sunday, one day after he was hit in the right ear by a line drive.
The Rays announced during their game against the Kansas City Royals that Cobb had been released from Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg. The team said he will be placed on the seven-day concussion list.
There was no timetable for when Cobb will rejoin the rotation.
Cobb texted teammates Sunday morning, including pitcher Matt Moore, saying he had a headache but would soon be out of the hospital.
In a message posted on his Twitter account, Cobb thanked Rays head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield and the doctors at Bayfront, and said that he “Woke up with only a minor headache.”
Cobb was struck by a liner off the bat of Kansas City’s Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning of Saturday’s game but remained conscious the whole time. He was taken off the field on a stretcher.
Moore was among a group of around 15 players, which included Hosmer and former Cobb teammates and current Royals James Shields and Elliot Johnson, who went to the hospital after Saturday’s game.
Teixeira free of new tears
New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira has no new tears in the tendon sheath around his inflamed right wrist.
Teixeira got a cortisone shot Sunday. Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he will be re-evaluated next week.
Teixeira left the Yankees’ 6-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday in the fourth inning. The Yankees sent him back to New York for evaluation on his problematic wrist that caused him to miss 53 games.
Sewage fills Oakland clubhouses
A sewage problem at the Coliseum forced the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners to use the same locker room after Sunday’s game.
The pipes backed up on the lower levels of the stadium during Oakland’s 10-2 victory, creating a stink and pools of water in the clubhouses used by both teams and the umpires.
The A’s and Mariners moved to a higher floor and cleaned up postgame in the locker room occupied by the Oakland Raiders during NFL games.
Coliseum officials said the six-day homestand, which drew 171,756 fans, overtaxed the plumbing system at the 47-year-old stadium.
“Make sure everybody finds out about this sewage thing,” Oakland starter A.J. Griffin said. “We need to get a new stadium.”
The San Francisco Chronicle reported that leaking pipes and backed up drains occur often, even on days when the Coliseum is empty. The field is 22 feet below sea level, and the clubhouse level is 3 feet below sea level.
A’s team president Michael Crowley told the Chronicle, “It’s clear, right? This isn’t the first time this has happened.”
Several Mariners left without showering. Towels were used to block sewage from running into the players’ general dressing area.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge’s office had about a foot of liquid, forcing him to hold his postgame news conference in the hallway.