Alex Cobb diagnosed with tendinitis, likely to miss Opening Day start

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Rays right-hander Alex Cobb exited yesterday’s start after just three innings because of forearm tightness. The diagnosis is now in: tendinitis. Which has to be considered good news.

The bad news, though, is that he’ll need to be on the shelf for a while, which throws his spring schedule out of whack, with Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times saying that he could miss the first few weeks of the season. Which is not at all cool for a Rays rotation that is already a hot mess, what with Drew Smyly dealing with shoulder tendinitis and Alex Colome having freakin’ pneumonia.