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Matt Moore | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Making his first start since April 7, 2014, Matt Moore allowed four runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings in Thursday's no-decision against the Indians.
Moore had been on the shelf for over a year as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He held a 2.95 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 minor league rehab innings before the Rays eased him back into action against the Indians on Thursday. Throwing 53 of his 84 pitches for strikes, he struck out four and walked two in the contest. After putting up zeros on the scoreboard through the first three innings, he allowed a run in the fourth, then three straight RBI singles in the fifth before being relieved of duty. Moore was an All-Star in 2013, but it's reasonable to expect some inconsistency here, as it's been a long time since the southpaw faced major league hitting. He'll take to the road for a potential tough test against the Royals as he tries to work himself back into game-shape. Jul 2 - 3:20 PM

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

Moore will start Thursday for the Rays, his first start since April 7 of last season. The southpaw owned a 2.95 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings while rehabbing in the minors. Moore was an All-Star in 2013 and, while he'll have some bumps along the way, should enjoy a return to form eventually. Whether that's in 2015 is still anyone's guess.
Jul 1 - 10:53 PM

The Rays officially announced that Matt Moore (elbow) will make his season debut on Thursday against the Indians.

Moore struck out eight while allowing two runs over five innings for Triple-A Durham on Saturday in his final rehab start. Overall, he held a 2.95 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 frames across five rehab outings. The numbers are nice, but Moore's velocity hasn't returned to pre-Tommy John levels yet and he's a guy who had control issues before the operation. Fantasy owners would be wise not to get too carried away with expectations.
Jun 29 - 10:23 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) will make his final minor league rehab start at Triple-A Durham on Saturday and is expected to rejoin the Rays rotation on Thursday against the Indians.

The only thing that could derail that plan would be a setback in Saturday's minor league tune-up. The 26-year-old southpaw has a high ceiling and is worth an add in most mixed leagues, though his command could continue to be a problem.
Jun 26 - 11:47 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said Tuesday that Matt Moore (elbow) will join the rotation next week.

Moore's first start in more than 13 months will be at home against the Indians. He allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings Sunday at Triple-A Durham, though the 26-year-old left-hander did whiff seven batters. It's going to take Moore a while to get back to full strength. Expectations should be tempered from a fantasy perspective.
Jun 23 - 5:07 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) racked up seven strikeouts over 5 1/3 innings in Sunday's minor league rehab start with Triple-A Durham.

Moore allowed three runs on seven hits in the contest, including a pair of home runs, and walked one. He threw 92 pitches on the afternoon. It's unclear if he will require one more rehab start or if he'll be cleared to rejoin the Rays rotation next week, but the early results have certainly been encouraging.
Jun 21 - 7:25 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) is likely to make his next rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Durham.

Moore has been doing well in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, steadily progressing from start to start. Sunday's rehab start likely won't be his last, but the left-hander could be in Tampa before the end of the month.
Jun 17 - 10:46 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) will make his next rehab start with High-A Charlotte on Monday.

Moore felt good after throwing four scoreless innings for High-A Charlotte on Tuesday, though his fastball velocity sat in the 90-93 mph range. The left-hander was steadily in the 95-97 mph range before Tommy John surgery. He should join the Rays' rotation around the end of June, but it's hard to know what to expect from a fantasy perspective.
Jun 10 - 4:03 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) will make his next minor league rehab start with High-A Charlotte on Monday or Tuesday.

He is making nice progress in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but will still require three or four more rehab starts before he's ready to rejoin the Rays rotation. He's worth the stash in deeper leagues if you have the roster space available.
Jun 5 - 8:06 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) said he felt great after his minor league rehab start on Wednesday.

He will throw a bullpen session on Friday before the team determines his next course of action. He is expected to need around four more rehab starts before rejoining the Rays rotation.
Jun 4 - 8:23 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) went 2 1/3 innings in his first rehab start Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

Moore allowed two runs on two hits and three walks, though both of those runs were considered unearned. He struck out two, hurling 31 of his 52 pitches for strikes. The rehabbing 25-year-old left-hander will make at least four more rehab starts before becoming an option for the Rays' starting rotation. Look for Moore to debut in late June.
Jun 3 - 5:56 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Wednesday.

Moore was cleared for official game work after getting through a 46-pitch extended spring appearance last Thursday. He's slated to make 5-6 rehab starts, putting him on track to return possibly before the end of the month. The left-hander is worth stashing away now if you have space on your roster.
Jun 1 - 8:14 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week.

Moore threw 46 pitches in three innings Thursday in his final appearance in extended spring training. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, the left-hander is looking at a return to the Rays in late June or early July, depending on how many rehab starts they decide he needs.
May 29 - 10:02 AM

Matt Moore (elbow) allowed two runs on five hits over two innings in an extended spring training game on Saturday.

It was the first live game action for the left-hander since undergoing Tommy John surgery. He threw 25 of his 36 pitches for strikes in the outing. The next step should be to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week, with an eye on returning to the Rays rotation at some point in mid-June.
May 23 - 11:16 AM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said it was "all thumbs up" for Matt Moore after his bullpen session Wednesday.

Moore is now expected to be cleared to pitch in an extended spring training game Saturday. And the next step after that would be a minor league rehab assignment. The 25-year-old left-hander is coming down the stretch in his recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. If all continues to go smoothly, he should be ready to rock for Tampa Bay around mid-June.
May 21 - 9:18 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Alex Colome
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Andrew Bellatti
9C.J. Riefenhauser