SF Giants Place Alex Cobb On Injured List, Recall Keaton Winn

SF Giants, Alex Cobb
SF Giants, Alex Cobb / Andy Kuno/San Francisco Giants/GettyImages

Things have been going great for the SF Giants as of late, as they have won 10 of their past 13 games, but even during this hot streak, they've unfortunately not managed to avoid the injury bug, ast they've now had to place one of their best performers on the Injured List.

SF Giants Place Alex Cobb On Injured List, Recall Keaton Winn

Following the devastating 10-week injury to Mitch Haniger a few days ago, the Giants are now placing Alex Cobb on the 15-day Injured List with a left oblique strain, causing him to likely miss three or more starts, and given how critical he's been to the struggling rotation, this one hurts even more for San Francisco.

In 14 starts this year, Cobb has come away with a 5-2 record in 78.2 innings pitched with a 3.09 ERA, becoming the team's most reliable starter behind Logan Webb, but with injuries and inconsistencies to the rest of the rotation, this leaves them with more questions.

In his place, Keaton Winn, who made his big league debut last week will be recalled, and with John Brebbia out too, this could open the door for Winn to make his first career start after throwing 4 innings with just 1 hit and 1 run allowed in his MLB debut, he may be up to the task.

Winn has pitched primarily as a starter in the minors. With Cobb heading to the injured list, this could be a nice opportunity for the rookie pitcher. The right-handed pitcher has posted a 4.35 ERA, 1.64 WHIP, 11.1 K/9, 2.43 SO/W ratio and a healthy 50.9 percent groundball rate in Triple-A this season. Given that the Pacific Coast League is a very hitter-friendly league, this are pretty solid numbers for Winn.

Speaking of the PCL and Sacramento, the Cobb injury could also open the door for a long-awaited Kyle Harrison debut, but the Giants appear to be allowing him to come along at his own pace down in Triple-A, so regardless, the Giants have a big decision to make upcoming as they prepare to find out just how long Cobb will be missing.