Notes on Cobb, Trumbo, Britton, upcoming starters and more

Alex Cobb isn’t expected to debut with the Orioles before April 14.

Cobb worked four innings and threw 48 pitches yesterday in extended spring training in Sarasota. He’ll build up to five and six innings in his next two outings.

The veteran right-hander must be placed on Double-A Bowie’s roster on April 9, but he probably won’t pitch in an Eastern League game.

Cobb isn’t allowed to use a major league baseball since he isn’t on an injury rehab assignment, though the Orioles tried to obtain permission. The minor league ball is different, including higher stitches that can place a greater strain on the elbow.

Not what Cobb or the Orioles want for a pitcher who had Tommy John surgery.

One solution is for Cobb to appear in a simulated game while on Bowie’s roster. He’s scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday in Sarasota before his next appearance at extended spring training.

Mark Trumbo will hit on the field this afternoon, fly to Sarasota after Sunday’s game and take batting practice the following day. He’s slated to play in an extended spring game on April 6.

zach-britton-in-white-Sidebar.pngCloser Zach Britton, on the 60-day disabled list, will accompany the Orioles on their upcoming road trip to Houston and New York.

Chris Tillman starts Monday in Houston, followed by Mike Wright Jr. on Tuesday and Dylan Bundy on Wednesday. Bundy gets an extra day of rest following his seven scoreless innings in the opener.

Chance Sisco will be behind the plate on Sunday, as manager Buck Showalter tries to get everyone in the lineup before the road trip.

For the Twins
Brian Dozier 2B
Joe Mauer 1B
Miguel Sanó 3B
Eddie Rosario LF
Logan Morrison DH
Ahire Adrianza SS
Max Kepler RF
Byron Buxton CF
Jason Castro C

Kyle Gibson RHP

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