Matt Moore 55 | Pitcher

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy News
Mon. Apr 14, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Moore (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, ruling him out for the remainder of 2014, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Moore was hoping to avoid the surgery, but it's seemed inevitable for the last few days, and he apparently made a final decision Monday night after feeling discomfort in his elbow while throwing earlier in the day. The 24-year-old lefty can be ruled out for 2014, and he'll face an uphill battle to be ready by Opening Day 2015. Moore's surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews on April 22.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Moore (elbow) was able to throw Monday, but no decision regarding Tommy John surgery has been made, Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: The season-ending procedure was assumed to be a certainty due to the slight tear in his UCL, but perhaps he prefers to determine if rest and rehab improve the situation. Despite no determination as of Monday, one may come down in the near future.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 14, 2014
News: Moore (elbow) is scheduled to attempt throwing Monday or Tuesday, the Tampa Tribune reports. Impact: Moore was previously considered to be destined for Tommy John surgery, but it doesn't appear that him and the Rays are ready to make that announcement just yet. His injury does involve a small UCL tear, which almost certainly requires the procedure, but on rare occasions can be dealt with by strengthening the arm, avoiding surgery. Moore is now set to play catch over the coming days, and how his arm responds will provide the best insight on whether he will continue with a strengthening program, or schedule a date to go under the knife.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Moore (elbow) remains in limbo as the Rays await a comparison of his latest MRI to a previous one, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Adding another wrinkle to the situation is that Moore has been reportedly feeling better in recent days. Previous reports suggested that Moore was on his way to Tommy John surgery, but there appears to be a chance that those rumblings were premature. He is expected to play catch in 3-5 days and see how his elbow feels then.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Apr 9, 2014
News: Moore plans to play catch in a few days to see how his left elbow is feeling. Impact: Moore went on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. He also experienced elbow soreness last year while going 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA for the Rays. He had an MRI and was waiting for a team doctor to compare it to previous tests.(STATS, 6:25pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Moore's elbow injury involves a UCL tear, which often ends up requiring Tommy John surgery, Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports. Impact: If the tear is small enough, Moore could rehab the injury and pitch through it, but he did schedule a visit with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday after the team's MRI was inconclusive. Andrews, of course, is the most famous surgeon who performs TJ surgery, so a visit to his office is worrisome. At the very least, it sounds like Moore will be out for a while, but he could also miss the rest of the season if he needs to go under the knife. Erik Bedard and Cesar Ramos are the leading candidates to replace him in the rotation temporarily, but Jeremy Hellickson (targeting a June return) as well as some prospects in the minor leagues like Enny Romero could be longer term solutions if our worst fears are confirmed with Moore.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Moore will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have elbow-ligament replacement surgery. The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews, the team announced Tuesday. Moore is the first Rays pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery since Jason Isringhausen in June 2009. Impact: Moore, who made the AL All-Star team last year, hasn't pitched since walking off the mound with elbow soreness on April 7 in Kansas City. He was placed on the disabled list the following day.(STATS, 5:55pm)
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Moore's (elbow) MRI was inconclusive Tuesday and he will pay a visit to Dr. James Andrews for a more thorough evaluation, as the team says is customary when a pitcher leaves the game with an arm injury, the Rays' official Twitter feed reports. Impact: He was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday after being removed from Monday's start with what was deemed a sore left elbow. The fact that the MRI was inconclusive is not necessarily a reason to panic, but it's always worrisome when a pitcher pays Dr. Andrews a visit. We know he'll be out at least 15 days, and will update the situation when more information becomes available.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Moore (upper body) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports. Impact: After Moore was removed from Monday's start, initial reports stated that his left elbow was sore, but discomfort in the region had diminished by the time he woke up Tuesday. Despite having full range of motion in his left arm, the nature of the ailment, as well as the recovery timetable, are unknown. The Rays now have an opening in the rotation Sunday in Cincinnati, but in the interim, Jeff Beliveau will be called up to act as a lefty specialist out of the pen.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Apr 8, 2014
News: Moore underwent an MRI on his left elbow Tuesday morning but "didn't learn [anything] one way or the other," Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports. Impact: Although Moore relayed that he still has full range of motion in his left arm, it's unclear if he'll require a stay on the DL, after leaving his start Monday due to a sore elbow. Once the results of Tuesday's evaluation are revealed, we'll have a better indication of his immediate status, but because elbow injuries of any variety are always a worry, the Rays may opt to have him rest up anyway.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Speaking after Monday's game, Rays manager Joe Maddon said that Moore (elbow) did not feel a pop in his elbow and did not want to leave Monday's game, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Maddon's comment comes as music to the ears of nervous fantasy owners, after Moore left Monday's game in the fifth inning due to a sore left elbow. It's encouraging that Moore wanted to stay in the game, as he'd likely have some idea if he were dealing with a serious injury. All the positivity aside, the situation is still worth keeping a close eye on, as Moore will undergo an MRI on Tuesday. Things are looking up, but he's not yet out of the woods.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Moore left Monday's game due to soreness in his left elbow, and although he will undergo an MRI on Tuesday, the Rays said that there is no reason "at this time" to believe Moore's injury is serious, Rooger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports. Impact: While the team doesn't sound pessimistic, the terms "elbow soreness" and "MRI" in close proximity are not what fantasy owners want to see. Moore left Monday's start in the fifth inning with an initially undisclosed injury, and the Rays should know more Tuesday, after the MRI is completed. Elbow soreness is far from an ideal diagnosis, but it's entirely possible that the lefty is just dealing with something minor.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Moore was removed from Monday's start against the Royals in the fifth inning with an upper-body injury, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: While the exact nature of Moore's injury is unclear, the lefty hurler was noticeably grimacing after throwing a pitch to Norichika Aoki. After visiting with trainer, Moore was removed from the game, finishing with a line of one run allowed on four hits and two walks over 4.1 innings. Expect the team to provide more information on his injury after the game.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Moore was tagged with the loss in Wednesday's defeat to Toronto, giving up two runs and six hits over 5 2-3 innings. Impact: Moore was decent, but not as good as many might have expected in his first start following his 17-win 2013 campaign. Owners shouldn't panic, though.(STATS, 6:43pm)
Wed. Apr 2, 2014
News: Moore struck out four and walked three while allowing two runs on six hits over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Jays on Wednesday night. Impact: While the outing wasn't great, it wasn't a bad showing from Moore either. The three walks stand out as problematic, but inconsistent control is hardly unusual from the young left-hander, while the 8.2-shutout inning performance from Mark Buehrle on the other side put Moore on the wrong side of the ledger. Moore has a pair of road starts next week, including a trip to Kansas City on Monday before a start against the Reds at Great American Ballpark on April 13.(RotoWire, )
Matt Moore
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 3"  Wt: 200  Age: 24
Bats: L  Throws: L
Born: 6/18/1989, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
College: None
Debut: 2011
Salary: $1,100,000
Injury Status
ON 15-DAY DL (Left elbow surgery - out for season)