TORONTO (AP) - Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb, who sustained a concussion when he was hit in the head by a batted ball in June, is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Class-A Charlotte on Tuesday.
Cobb, 6-2 with a 3.01 ERA in 13 starts, was cleared on Friday to begin his rehab after throwing 59 pitches in a four inning simulated game at Tampa Bay's spring training complex one day earlier.
Cobb was struck in the right ear by a liner from Kansas City's Eric Hosmer on June 15. He was hospitalized overnight after being carted off the field, and was bothered by vertigo for several weeks.
He began throwing bullpen sessions on July 5 and advanced to pitching to hitters in live batting practice on July 14.
Rays manager Joe Maddon said Cobb will make at least two minor league starts before returning to the majors in early August.

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