Heading into his final season before free agency, Rays RHP Alex Cobb has changed agents, signing on with the Beverly Hills Sports Council. Cobb had been with New York-based ACES, led by the Levinson brothers.
“I really don’t like the business side of baseball, but I thought this would be the best fit for my family and I on and off the field,” Cobb told the Tampa Bay Times. “I do want to thank ACES for everything they’ve done for me in the past and look forward to my time with BHSC.”
Cobb, 29, was discussing a long-term deal with the Rays when he hurt his elbow during spring training 2015 resulting in Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss all of that seasoon and much of 2016, returning in September.
Cobb is expected to be ready for a full season with the Rays, though his pending free agency could led them to trade him during – or even before – the season.