Rays President Andrew Friedman was on MLB Network Radio today and delivered some promising news as to the return of Alex Cobb:

Alex Cobb made his third rehab start (first one cut short after two pitches due to a blister) for the High-A Charlotte Stone Crabs against the Fort Myers Miracle working 4.1 innings allowing 3R/ER on 5 hits striking out 5 and walking 2.

After the game he said “I feel ready.” He is eligible to return from the disabled list on August 15th and will most likely slide back into the rotation and face the Seattle Mariners on Thursday evening at 7:10 p.m.

Cobb (6-2, 3.01 ERA) was hit in head by a  line drive off the bat of Eric Hosmer of the Kansas City Royals on June 15th and has had his return delayed after developing a blister causing him to be removed from his first rehab start on July 23rd.