Orioles set to add Cobb to rotation, sources say

Veteran starter Alex Cobb has agreed with the Baltimore Orioles on a four-year contract worth close to $60 million, FanRag Sports first reported.

The deal is contingent on completion of a physical, sources confirmed to ESPN.

The 30-year-old right-hander posted career highs for wins, games started and innings pitched while going 12-10 with a 3.66 ERA over 29 starts with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2017.

Cobb’s career year for the Rays marked his comeback from Tommy John surgery that sidelined him most of the previous two seasons. Cobb went 1-2 with an 8.59 ERA in 2016 after returning late that season from the ligament-replacement procedure.

Cobb ranks fifth in wins and second in ERA on the Rays’ career list with a 48-35 record and 3.50 ERA over six seasons.

The deal with Baltimore is the largest the Orioles have committed to a free agent pitcher by total value and average annual value.

Information from ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick was used in this report.

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