Matt Moore SP TB 2 days ago

Moore (elbow) completed a successful bullpen session Wednesday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

Moore continues to progress in his rehab, and the next step will likely be an extended spring training game over the weekend. The Rays are yet to provide a timetable for Moore, but if he does not suffer any setbacks he could be back sometime in June.

Matt Moore SP TB 4 days ago

Moore (elbow) threw 31 pitches to eight batters in a simulated game Monday, and will throw another Wednesday before the decision is made on his next move, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

If all goes well in his bullpen session Wednesday, he'll either pitch in an extended spring training game or another simulated game before heading out on a rehab assignment. The news is encouraging, as it appears he's moving towards rejoining the rotation, but there's no exact date at this point. However, if all goes according to plan, a June return seems possible.

Matt Moore SP TB 1 week ago

Moore (elbow) will have two more throwing sessions before he begins a rehab assignment, 620 WDAE's Steve Carney reports.

Given that he's coming back from Tommy John surgery, Moore could approach the 30-day maximum for his rehab assignment. He figures to join the Rays at some point in June, as the assignment will likely commence in mid-to-late May.

Matt Moore SP TB 2 weeks ago

Moore (elbow) threw his second live batting practice session Friday, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports.

It went well, according to Moore, and the lefty will now look ahead to another live session in five days. The third live outing may be Moore's final hurdle before beginning a rehab assignment, though the team could always play it safe and keep him in a controlled environment for a couple more turns. Coming back from Tommy John surgery, Moore figures to spend most of all of the maximum 30 days while on his rehab assignment.

Matt Moore SP TB 2 weeks ago

Moore (elbow) will start a rehab assignment after two or three more batting practices or simulated games, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

With Alex Cobb's return for the season in serious doubt, the Rays will be in desperate need for Moore as a reinforcement if they're still competing for the AL East or a wild card spot. Tommy John surgery might have an extremely long recovery time, but it also has a high success rate so Moore could be strong when he comes back.

Matt Moore SP TB 3 weeks ago

Moore "felt really good" after throwing to hitters Sunday and was throwing around 89-92 MPH, per Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Moore's fastball velocity before he was injured was 91.2 MPH in two 2014 starts and 92.3 MPH in 27 2013 starts. 89-92 is about what to expect at this stage, but he could still add more as he moves further into his rehab. Moore also seemed to throw his full arsenal save the slider, according to Roger Mooney of The Tampa Tribune.

Matt Moore SP TB 3 weeks ago

Moore will throw to hitters Sunday and is now targeting a mid-June return, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The Rays have used eight different starters in 2015 despite not yet starting Moore or Alex Cobb, so Moore's return could bring back some serious stability for them. However, his control should be a concern during the first few weeks back, given he wasn't exactly the most walk-averse pitcher before the injury (career 4.3 BB/9).

Matt Moore SP TB 2 months ago

Moore (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Friday, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE AM reports.

Moore's placement on the disabled list comes as an ancillary move to add catcher Bobby Wilson to the 40-man roster. He's remains months away from a return from Tommy John surgery, but will need to be re-added to the roster upon his return.

Matt Moore SP TB 2 months ago

Moore (elbow) will resume throwing bullpen sessions Friday, Steve Carney of WDAE 620 AM reports.

The Rays had been resting Moore for the previous two weeks in an effort to aid his recovery from Tommy John surgery last April. Moore is slated to steadily increase the intensity of his throwing sessions over the next several weeks before receiving clearance to face hitters. The Rays appear to be earmarking his return to the rotation at some point in June.

Matt Moore SP TB 2 months ago

Moore (elbow) will take a two-week break from throwing, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Moore is progressing well in his recovery from Tommy John Surgery, and the break is a scheduled part of his rehab. Assuming everything continues to move along as expected, Moore will eye a "Juneish" return.