Report: Rays calling teams to gauge Cobb's trade value

If the Tampa Bay Rays intend to be sellers, Alex Cobb may be on the block.

The Rays, who currently sit 5 1/2 games back of first place in the AL East, are reportedly determining the pitcher's trade value by calling teams, according to FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman.

Cobb, who's set to become a free agent after this season, has been one of the most consistent pieces of Tampa Bay's rotation in 2017. In nine starts, the 29-year-old is pitching to a 3.67 ERA and 1.24 WHIP across 56 1/3 innings.

The 29-year-old was sidelined for the entire 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and made his major-league return in September 2016, pitching five innings in a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays went on to win that contest 8-3.

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