Baltimore Orioles place scheduled Opening Day starter Alex Cobb on injured list

Alex Cobb delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during a 2019 Spring Training game.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

The Baltimore Orioles placed scheduled Opening Day starter Alex Cobb on the 10-day injured list with a strained right groin, the club announced Monday.
Cobb departed Saturday's final spring-training outing after one inning due to suffering the injury.
Fellow right-hander Andrew Cashner will likely draw the opening assignment for Thursday's game against the host New York Yankees.
Cashner struggled last season in his first campaign with the Orioles. He went 4-15 with a 5.29 ERA in 28 starts.
The 32-year-old is 46-79 with a 4.02 ERA in nine major league seasons with the Chicago Cubs (2010-11), San Diego Padres (2012-16), Miami Marlins (2016), Texas Rangers (2017) and Baltimore.
The Orioles are hoping Cobb will be healthy in time to start the team's home opener against the New York Yankees on April 4.
"It would only cause him to miss one start because there are basically three off days baked into that first 10 days," Baltimore general manager Mike Elias told reporters of the timing of the move, "in which case he would miss the Opening Day start and probably line up to come back for the home opener."
Cobb, 31, went 5-15 with a 4.90 ERA in 28 starts last season in his first campaign with the Orioles. He broke in with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011 and has a 53-50 record and 3.75 ERA in 143 career starts.
Baltimore also selected the contract of Jesus Sucre from Triple-A Norfolk and placed fellow catcher Austin Wynns (oblique) on the 10-day injured list. Outfielder Mark Trumbo, who is still recovering from knee surgery last September, was placed on the 60-day injured list.
"Obviously, we want him back as soon as we can, but it's tricky in that we want the best version of him back," Elias said before the club announced the decision on Trumbo. "We want to take absolutely no risk of some kind of major setback, and he had a procedure that's not a cakewalk in terms of rehab."