SF Giants exercise $10 million option on Alex Cobb for 2024

Nov 6, 2023, 8:24 AM

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 24: Alex Cobb #38 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the...

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

The San Francisco Giants have started making offseason moves.

According to MLB Network’s Jon Heyman, the Giants have picked up starting pitcher Alex Cobb’s $10 million option for the 2024 season.

Cobb, 36, was named to the MLB All-Star team for the first time in his career during an overall impressive 2023 that saw the right-hander post the Giants’ third-highest wins-above-average rating (2.6).

About SF Giants pitcher Alex Cobb

San Francisco signed Cobb to a two-year deal (that included a club option for 2024) before the 2022 season, and the veteran has been a solid addition to the pitching staff thus far.

After posting a 7-8 record to go along with a 3.73 ERA and a career-high 151 strikeouts in 2022, Cobb raised his game to another level in 2023 by making the All-Star team for the first time in his 12-year career.

Cobb was a force in the Giants’ rotation to start the year, as the righty posted a 6-2 record and 2.91 ERA during the first half of the season.

Although Cobb was a staple in San Francisco’s rotation to start the year, a hip injury reared its ugly head down the final stretch, and the Giants were forced to shut the All-Star down in September.

Cobb finished the year on a sour note, going 1-5 with a 5.25 ERA in the second half before being placed on the injured list on September 20th due to a hip impingement issue.

The veteran is expected to miss all of Spring Training and the start of the 2024 season as he recovers from hip surgery, but you can bank on Cobb playing a role in San Francisco’s 2024 season.

Cobb’s return highlights an eventful 24 hours for the Giants as pitcher Sean Manaea opted out of his contract and will enter free agency, which is set to begin on Monday for all MLB teams.

Manaea posted a 2.61 ERA over his final 14 appearances to raise his free agency stock after starting the year with a 5.86 ERA into late July.

MLB Offseason Schedule

  • November 6th – MLB free agency begins
  • November 17th – Non-tender deadline
  • December 6th – Rule 5 Draft
  • Mid-February – Spring Training begins

SF Giants Schedule

  • February 13-15th – Pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training workouts
  • February TBD – Full squad workouts
  • Saturday, February 24th – Spring Training opener vs. Chicago Cubs

Thank you for reading Follow us on Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.



OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - APRIL 08: San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Blake Snell #7 throws against...

Field Level Media

Struggling pitchers set to clash when Phillies visit Giants

Blake Snell will look to secure his first win as a San Francisco Giants when the Philadelphia Phillies arrive at Oracle Park on Monday.

21 hours ago

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 25: Mason Miller #19 and Shea Langeliers #23 of the Oakland Athletics cel...

Field Level Media

Athletics finally get better of Astros in 6th meeting this season

The Oakland Athletics finally got a win over the visiting Houston Astros, prevailing 3-1 on Saturday afternoon.

2 days ago

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 25: Mike Yastrzemski #5 and Matt Chapman #26 of the San Francisco Giants c...

Field Level Media

Giants use another late-game eruption to defeat Mets

The San Francisco Giants mounted another late comeback to defeat the New York Mets 7-2 on Saturday afternoon.

2 days ago

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 24: Miguel Andujar #22 of the Oakland Athletics hits a single that scored...

Field Level Media

Athletics look to bounce back against Astros

The Oakland Athletics will hope to shake off Friday's loss to the Houston Astros when both teams meet on Saturday.

3 days ago

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 24: The San Francisco Giants celebrate their win during the ninth inning a...

Field Level Media

Bailey’s slam, Chapman’s slick fielding help Giants rally past Mets

Patrick Bailey's late grand slam and Matt Chapman's game-saving play helped the San Francisco Giants rally past the New York Mets on Friday.

3 days ago

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - MAY 23: Daz Cameron #28 of the Oakland Athletics hits a solo home run in the ...

Field Level Media

Daz Cameron, Athletics set to size up Astros’ Justin Verlander

Daz Cameron will face his former franchise this weekend when the Oakland Athletics play a three-game set against the Houston Astros.

4 days ago

SF Giants exercise $10 million option on Alex Cobb for 2024