Rays pitcher Alex Cobb throws his first bullpen session since being hit on the head by a line drive June 15.

photo credit: Steve Carney/620WDAE.com

by Steve Carney

The Rays open a ten-game homestand Friday with the first of three matchups against the Chicago White Sox.  Jeremy Hellickson (7-3, 4.90 ERA) gets the start against Dylan Axelrod (3-4, 4.57 ERA).

Rays Starting Lineup

Jennings CF
Joyce LF
Longoria 3B
Loney 1B
Myers RF
Scott DH
Escobar SS
Molina C
Johnson 2B

White Sox Starting Lineup

De Aza LF
Ramirez SS
Rios RF
Dunn DH
Keppinger 1B
Gillaspie 3B
Beckham 2B
Phegley C
Tekote LF

COBB THROWS BULLPEN SESSION: Pitcher Alex Cobb threw his first bullpen session Friday since being hit in the head by a line drive off the bat of Eric Hosmer June 15th.  The right-hander threw 29 pitches and said afterward he felt good.

Cobb is still on the seven-day concussion disabled list.  There is no timetable set for his return.