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Cobb improving after ball to head

Updated: June 25, 2013, 9:46 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Alex Cobb favors pitchers having the option of wearing protective headgear on the mound.

Cobb returned to Tropicana Field on Monday, nine days after being struck in the right ear by a ball hit by Kansas City's Eric Hosmer and nearly seven weeks after Toronto's J.A. Happ also was hit in the head by a batted ball while pitching there.

Sitting on a platform in the auxiliary clubhouse in which Happ also answered questions about the ...

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