Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:50:40 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) made 25 throws from 45 feet in his first throwing session following Tommy John surgery Monday, Sept. 8.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:42:46 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) plans to play catch Monday, Sept. 8, and said he's not limited in the weight room. He plans to return around mid-May.
Tue, 27 May 2014 12:56:41 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled C Ali Solis from Triple-A Durham Tuesday, May 27, and optioned RP Alex Colome to the minors in a corresponding move. Also, SP Matt Moore (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:22:05 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: Moore is expected to miss roughly a year. As a result, he probably won't be a realistic option for mixed leagues until halfway through the 2015 season.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:03:07 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery, and he'll miss around a full year. The pain he felt during his throwing session Monday, April 14, made it clear to him that he needed to have the operation. Doctor James Andrews will do the procedure Tuesday, April 22.
Fantasy Tip: Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos are now rounding out the rotation thanks to the injuries to Moore and Alex Cobb (oblique). Bedard should be your first target in AL-only leagues for the long-term, but Enny Romero can be put high on the radar in those formats, as well, as he'll likely see some time in the rotation before long.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:05:20 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) threw and did OK Monday, April 14, but no decision on whether he'll undergo surgery will be made today.
Fantasy Tip: It almost seems inevitable that Moore will have to undergo Tommy John surgery. Right now, the team is hoping he can avoid it through rehab, but that often turns out not to be the case. Stay tuned.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 07:06:27 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) will test the pain in his elbow by throwing Monday, April 14.
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:57:26 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) aims to play catch in a few days to test his left elbow, which has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament.
Fantasy Tip: His owners should be preparing for Tommy John surgery, which, despite Moore and the club's optimism, seems likely. Cesar Ramos has been listed as his replacement Sunday.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 06:21:23 -0700
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) is expected to determine Thursday, April 10, if he will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. Moore said he felt a pain when he threw his changeup in his last start that was similar to, but not as severe as, the pain in the same location that forced him to the disabled list last year. The team surmises the ligament tear is what has caused the gradual loss of velocity in his fastball.
Fantasy Tip: Moore could spend the next few weeks strengthening the area around the ligament and could be fine the rest of the season. Some pitchers make it multiple years before the ligament gives way. However, at 24 years old, the odds are they'll decide to get it repaired.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 14:17:43 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said SP Matt Moore (elbow) saw a doctor and had another MRI exam Wednesday, April 9, and the team is discussing the next step. Maddon said surgery is not a "slam dunk" right now.