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Matt Moore | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Matt Moore (elbow) has begun a scheduled two-week break from his Tommy John surgery rehab.
Moore underwent the reconstructive elbow procedure last April and is not expected to be an option for the Rays' starting rotation until late May or early June. The 25-year-old left-hander owns a cool 3.53 ERA and 8.8 K/9 in 347 career major league innings. Mar 12 - 10:29 AM

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Matt Moore (elbow) threw a 29-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.

Moore, who is rehabbing from Tommy John surgery threw all fastballs during the session. He threw his changeup on flat ground on Monday, so it's likely just a matter of time before he incorporates the pitch into his bullpen sessions. The young left-hander is currently on track for a return around June.
Feb 25 - 8:54 AM

Rays President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman said Friday that Matt Moore (elbow) is on track for a "June-ish" return.

The hard-throwing southpaw is recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent last April. Silverman noted that Moore has displayed a tremendous work ethic in his recovery and has been doing everything that he's supposed to since the injury occurred. He's worth a late-round flier in AL-only formats, though pitchers generally struggle with their command in the first season back from Tommy John surgery, so expectations should be tempered.
Feb 21 - 8:39 AM

Matt Moore (elbow) threw two successful 15-pitch mound sessions this week as he continues to progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Moore has been encouraged by the results to this point, noting "The biggest sign is that every day we've been meeting our goals and still feeling strong at the end of the day". He isn't expected to rejoin the Rays rotation until June.
Feb 7 - 9:08 AM

Matt Moore (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since having Tommy John surgery.

The session went off without a hitch. Moore went under the knife last April and the Rays plan to bring him along cautiously, not expecting him to rejoin the rotation until June. He's a risky fantasy investment for 2015.
Jan 27 - 9:23 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) is slated to start throwing off the mound in the last week of January.

Moore underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in late April last year. The young southpaw hasn't had any setbacks in his rehab thus far and hopes to rejoin the Rays' rotation in June.
Jan 14 - 3:49 PM

Rays activated LHP Matt Moore from the 60-day disabled list.

Moore, of course, missed most of the 2014 season following Tommy John surgery. The Rays are hoping the left-hander will be ready to rejoin their rotation in May.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 01:39:00 PM

Matt Moore played catch on Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Moore made 25 throws from 50 feet and felt great. The left-hander is aiming to rejoin the Rays' starting rotation next May. He boasts a 3.53 career ERA and 8.8 career K/9 in 347 major league innings.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 04:59:00 PM

Matt Moore is scheduled to play catch Monday for the first time since his Tommy John surgery.

Moore has been hitting the weight room with no restrictions for the past couple of weeks and is now ready to get back into baseball activities. The left-hander is aiming to return to the Rays' rotation next May. He owns a superb 3.53 career ERA and 8.8 career K/9.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 08:16:00 AM

Rays transferred LHP Matt Moore from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for catcher Ali Solis on the 40-man roster. Moore underwent Tommy John surgery in April and will miss the rest of the season.
Tue, May 27, 2014 03:45:00 PM

Matt Moore underwent Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

The reconstructive elbow surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews and deemed a success. Moore, who owns a 3.53 career ERA and 8.8 career K/9, is likely to be sidelined through the first month of the 2015 season.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 05:13:00 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week.

Moore tested out his elbow Monday with some throwing but evidently was still experiencing soreness. The left-hander was diagnosed last week with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, so it makes sense to go ahead and have the operation now rather than try rest and rehab, which almost never works. Moore figures to miss the beginning of the 2015 campaign.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 11:39:00 PM

Matt Moore tested his elbow by throwing Monday.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said that he "did OK," but that really doesn't tell us much of anything. He could have another throwing session Tuesday before deciding whether to undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 05:28:00 PM

Matt Moore is planning to test his injured left elbow with throwing sessions Monday and Tuesday.

Moore has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow -- an injury that almost always leads to Tommy John reconstructive surgery. He wants to try pitching through it first, but that usually doesn't work. Tommy John surgery would already sideline him through the early part of the 2015 season, and the longer he waits the further that timetable gets pushed back.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that for the moment the Rays are calling Matt Moore's elbow injury a strain.

How they classify the injury doesn't matter a whole lot, as he has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He has vowed to attempt to pitch through the ailment before deciding whether or not to undergo Tommy John surgery, but he seems doubtful to avoid that season-ending procedure.
Fri, Apr 11, 2014 07:08:00 PM

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