Call-up profile: Alex Cobb, SP, Rays

Updated: May 18, 2012, 5:47 PM ET
By Kevin Goldstein | Baseball Prospectus
The situation: With Jeff Niemann expected to miss 4-6 weeks because of a fractured right leg after getting hit with a batted ball, the Rays decided to leave Wade Davis in the bullpen and reach down to their Triple-A affiliate in Durham to grab Alex Cobb, who made nine starts for the big league club in 2011, putting up a 3.42 ERA.