With Alex Cobb in question, SF Giants add starting pitcher in trade with Blue Jays

With Alex Cobb in question, SF Giants add starting pitcher in trade with Blue Jays



With Alex Cobb in question, SF Giants add starting pitcher in trade with Blue Jays

Mitch White, an alum of Bellarmine Prep and Santa Clara University, gives the Giants some pitching depth with Alex Cobb going on the 60-day IL


SAN FRANCISCO — With Alex Cobb suffering a second setback in his recovery from offseason surgery, the Giants began shifting the eggs in their starting rotation to another basket. On Saturday, they struck a deal with the Toronto Blue Jays to acquire Mitch White and transferred Cobb to the 60-day injured list.


White, 29, gives the Giants additional depth in their bullpen and rotation. He has appeared in 62 career games between the Blue Jays and Dodgers, starting 22 of them, with a 4.99 ERA, but was designated for assignment by Toronto this week when the Blue Jays activated two pitchers from the IL.


Cobb, 36, is now no longer eligible to return any sooner than May 27.


After breezing through the first stages of his return from hip surgery, Cobb has been slowed by ailments in his throwing arm as he attempts to build up his workload for the season. He felt tightness in his shoulder once he was cleared to resume throwing following a flexor strain in his elbow.


There was some hope he could join the Giants rotation around the start of May but now will be delayed at least an extra few weeks.


White, the 65th overall selection in the 2016 draft, starred for Bellarmine Prep before going on to play collegiately at Santa Clara.

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