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Moore (elbow), on Tuesday, completed his first throwing session since recovering from Tommy John surgery, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Moore made 25 throws from about 45 feet Tuesday. It's not clear how he felt afterward, but he was reportedly smiling during the session, so it's safe to assume things went well. It's not clear when he will be ready to pitch next season, but consider his recovery on track.

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Moore (elbow) will play catch Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April, Steve Carney of 620wdae.com reports.

Moore has been taking part in sock throws for the last two weeks without any issues, so he'll advance to the next stage of the lengthy rehab process. There's a very slim possibility that Moore will be back for the start of the 2015 regular season, but a return around the All-Star break is probably a more realistic outcome for the left-hander.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, which remains the most likely course of action.

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Matt Moore (elbow) will attempt to throw in 3-5 days before making a decision on whether to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Moore has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, but he wants to try to pitch through the ailment, if possible. Of course, we all know how that usually goes. The odds of him ultimately avoiding surgery aren't good, whether the operation comes soon or a little down the road.

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Matt Moore has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.

It's a near-certainty that Moore will require Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, which would cost him the rest of the 2014 season and even part of 2015. The talented 24-year-old left-hander suffered the torn ligament Tuesday in his second start of the year. He owns a cool 3.53 ERA and 339 strikeouts in his first 347 major league frames, but now his career will likely have to be put on hold.