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Moore (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday and was pleased with how it went, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Tuesday's mound session marked Moore's first since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. It represents a big step forward in the lefty's recovery and it appears he's on track to return at some point in June, though the team figures to proceed with caution in the months ahead. Moore went 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 8.6 K/9 as a 24-year-old in 2013.
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Moore (elbow) is scheduled to begin throwing off a mound during the last week of January, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Moore's recovery from Tommy John surgery appears to be coming along smoothly, as the young southpaw has been throwing on flat ground for the past three months and is expected to be on a mound at some point in the last week of January. With this progress, Moore is confident that he will be back in the Rays' rotation in June.
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Moore's (elbow) recovery from Tommy John surgery has him on schedule to return to the Rays' rotation in June, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
After just two starts, Moore's 2014 campaign came to an abrupt end in early April due to a torn UCL. However, the young lefty's recovery has gone well so far, as he has been on a throwing program since September and appears on track for an early-summer return to the Rays' rotation. The 25-year-old All-Star owns a 29-17 record with a solid 3.49 ERA and 8.8 K/9 over 61 career starts in the majors.
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Moore (elbow) was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list Monday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Moore needed to be added to the 40-man roster Monday as the 60-day DL dissolves five days after the World Series ends. He participated in his first throwing session in early September since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. His timetable is still unclear, but he should be able to pitch at some point next season. The Rays will need to make two moves to clear spots on the 40-man for Moore and Jerry Sands, who was also removed from the 60-day DL.
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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.