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Alex Cobb’s Groin Injury Leaves Opening Day Start in Doubt

March 25, 2019 - 8:58 am

By Joe Schiller 

The Baltimore Orioles are just four days away from Opening Day against the New York Yankees on Thursday afternoon but who will start on the mound is in question.

Alex Cobb, named the Opening Day starter, left Saturday’s Spring Training start with right groin soreness and did not return.

Now, his status is up in the air.

It’s certainly not the news Cobb or Orioles fans want to hear heading into the season.

Cobb went 0-1 with a 7.45 ERA in four starts this Spring. The 31-year-old was looking to rebound after a disappointing season in 2018 but he could start the season on the injured list.

If that’s the case, veteran right-hander Andrew Cashner will make the start on Thursday in the Bronx.

Mark Trumbo Still Rehabbing

On the topic of Oriole veterans, Mark Trumbo will begin the season on the injured list.

Trumbo underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee last August. Manager Brandon Hyde stressed the importance of Trumbo returning to the lineup fully healthy.

The reported timetable for Trumbo’s rehab could be one month, maybe more.