After spending the night in a St. Petersburg hospital, Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb was released from the hospital Sunday afternoon and returned home.
Cobb, who suffered a mild concussion after being hit by a line drive in Saturday night's game against Kansas City, will be placed on the seven-day concussion list, the team said Sunday morning. The team added that there is no timetable for his return.
Cobb tweeted Sunday morning that he "woke up with only a minor headache" and thanked the Rays trainer Ron Porterfield and the staff at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg.
ESPN reported that Cobb texted his teammates Sunday morning saying he has a headache but will be leaving the hospital later Sunday.
Cobb was struck behind the ear by a line drive hit by Eric Hosmer in the fifth inning. He was awake, alert and joking with nurses at Bayfront Medical Center, according to teammate David Price, who left the stadium to visit Cobb while Saturday's game was still in progress.
---Right-hander Stephen Strasburg was activated off the 15-day disabled list to start Sunday's game for the Washington Nationals at Cleveland.
Strasburg (3-6) allowed just one hit and one run in five innings but was the losing pitcher in the 2-0 defeat.
Washington optioned left-handed reliever Xavier Cedeno to Triple-A to create a roster spot for Strasburg.
---Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers are reportedly nearing a contract extension worth as much as $180 million.
Kershaw has a 1.84 ERA with 104 strikeouts in 107 1/3 innings this season. He's 5-4, but the Dodgers' ragtag bullpen hasn't helped him.
Kershaw's deal, first reported by Ken Rosenthal and Fox Sports, could be a $180 million, seven-year deal with incentives.
---An MRI on New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira's wrist showed inflammation but no new tear.
Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira, who left Saturday's game in Anaheim, Calif., and flew back to New York, received a cortisone shot. Teixeira will be re-evaluated in a couple of days.
---Saturday was Milwaukee right-hander Mike Fiers' 28th birthday. It is probably a day he would like to forget.
The Brewers pitcher suffered a broken right arm on Saturday night when he was hit by a line drive while pitching for Triple-A Nashville. Adding insult to injury -- Fiers suffered the loss in a 6-3 defeat.
Fiers, who began the season in the Brewers' starting rotation, is expected to miss nine-to-12 weeks, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.
---The Rays have recalled outfield prospect Wil Myers ifrom Triple-A Durham, and he will be with the team for Tuesday's game against Bost. Ryan Roberts will be optioned to Triple-A.