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Updated: 03/21/2014 06:45:26PM

Cobb frustrated over absence of protective caps

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This product image released by Vizion Group on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 20134, shows the isoBLOX protective cap for professional baseball players. Major League Baseball has approved the protective cap for pitchers to reduce the effects of being hit in the head by line drives. (AP Photo/Vizion Group)

SUN PHOTO BY Katherine Godina Tampa Bay's Sean Rodriguez connects during Thursday's game against the Twins

By Dawn Klemish

Sun Correspondent

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PORT CHARLOTTE — Alex Cobb had a mix of emotions after hearing another pitcher had been struck in the head by a line drive Wednesday.

Flashbacks of his own injury last June. Sympathy for an injured player. But mostly frustration that MLB has not yet made protective caps readily accessible for pitchers.

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