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55 Matt Moore SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 6/18/1989 | Birthplace: Fort Walton Beach, FL | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 43/11 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rays' Matt Moore rocked in third straight loss, headed to Triple-A


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore dropped to 1-4 on the season with his third straight loss, Saturday against Boston. 

Moore, who was making his sixth start of the season since returning from Tommy John surgery, gave up a season-high six runs on a season-high nine hits, over a season-low three innings. 

Moore has given up 15 runs over his last three starts, lasting a total of 12 2/3 innings. 

The Rays are expected to option the left-hander to Triple-A Durham on Monday.

"Matt is in a unique situation," manager Kevin Cash said, per MLB.com. "He is coming off the injury. So we need to factor that in. But obviously, we need Matt Moore to get back to the way he's capable of pitching.

"There have been signs of progress throughout these starts and then there's been some others that have been rougher."


Rays SP Matt Moore allows five runs in loss to Orioles


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(7/26/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore gave up five runs in Sunday's loss to the Orioles.

Moore's trouble started early, as the Orioles jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. He allowed three hits and three runs in the opening inning. Moore settled in a bit, but in the fourth inning he allowed a two-run home run to Caleb Joseph.

With the loss, Moore dropped to 1-2 on the season. His ERA ballooned to 7.61 after yet another dissapointing outing.


Rays alter rotation plans for weekend series vs. Orioles


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/21/2015) With Thursday's off-day, the Rays opted to alter their rotation plans for a weekend series against the Orioles. 

Chris Archer will open the three-game series on Friday. Erasmo Ramirez will start Saturday before Matt Moore wraps up the series Sunday.


Rays SP Matt Moore fails to go five innings in Monday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore received his first loss of the season during Monday's 5-3 loss to the Phillies.

Moore allowed four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings of work. He also struck out three and walked three. It was his fourth start of the season. He is now 1-1 with a 7.23 ERA.

Moore has not pitched more than five innings in any of his starts this season.


Rays' Moore, Karns and Odorizzi to start series in Philadelphia


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/16/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash has aligned the rest of his rotation coming out of the All-Star break. With the series against the Blue Jays already set, Matt Moore will open the series on Monday against the Phillies in Philadelphia.

Nathan Karns will start on Tuesday with Jake Odorizzi coming back on regular rest to start Wednesday. 


Rays' Matt Moore gets first win since 2013


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2015) Rays starter Matt Moore earned his first win since September 29, 2013, Sunday against Houston. 

Moore allowed three runs over five innings, his longest outing of the year. Moore surrendered five hits and three walks, while striking out three.


Rays SP Matt Moore allows four runs in no-decision Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/7/2015) Making his second start of the season, Rays left-hander Matt Moore struggled again on Tuesday against the Royals. Moore went 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on nine hits. He walked two and struck out one, and he did not factor into the decision.

With the bases loaded in the second inning, Moore hit Alex Gordon with a pitch, forcing in a run. Then Kendrys Morales hit a two-run single. Gordon then launched a solo home run in the fourth inning. 

Moore threw 85 pitches on Tuesday, and has allowed four runs in each of his first two starts since returning from Tommy John surgery.


Monday's Rays-Royals game postponed due to rain


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) Monday's game between the Rays and Royals has been postponed due to inclement weather, the teams announced.

The teams will play a doubleheader Tuesday at Kansas City. Game 1 will feature Matt Moore and Chris Young on the mound. The Rays will call up pitcher Matt Andriese to start Game 2 against  Edinson Volquez, reports the Tampa Bay Times.


Rays SP Matt Moore fails to go five innings in Thursday's loss


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore was making in his first start in 14 months Tuesday against the Indians and Moore started off strong, but he could not get out of the fifth inning during the 5-4 loss.

Moore allowed one run in his first four innings, but was pulled after giving up three runs in the fifth. He finished the game allowing four runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings. He also struck out four and walked two. He received a no-decision and his ERA is now 7.71.

Before Thursday, Moore had not pitched during the 2015 season as he recovered from Tommy John surgery in 2014.

"It actually felt a little more normal," Moore said, per MLB.com. "From not only warmup, but from pitch one to [Jason] Kipnis. I feel like I was able to feel myself driving that ball down and away to him so that was nice to feel. I kind of thought there might have been more nervous body type issues, but really it felt normal."


Rays to activate Matt Moore, option Marc Krauss


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2015) The Rays are set to activate pitcher Matt Moore from the 60-day disabled list before Thursday's game against the Indians, according to MLB.com

This was expected as Moore has been slated to start this game. To make room for Moore, the Rays are will option designated hitter Marc Krauss to Triple-A Durham. 

Moore will make his 2015 debut after returning from Tommy John surgery. 


Rays SP Matt Moore will start Thursday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/29/2015) With Rays pitcher Matt Moore completing a 35-pitch bullpen session Monday with no issues, Moore will start Thursday's game against the Indians, reports The Tampa Tribune.

Moore has not pitched in the major leagues since undergoing Tommy John surgery last season.

"It almost seems as if the last 14 months were kind of foggy when I was thinking of certain moments," Moore said, per MLB.com. "To be back here, finally, knowing I don't have another plane ride and no more rehab starts, it feels good."


Rays SP Matt Moore strikes out eight in likely final rehab start


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore made what should be his final rehab start on Saturday. The left-hander went five innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits. He walked three and struck out eight, throwing 94 pitches for Triple-A Durham.

The Rays have not officially announced when Moore will make his season-debut, but it appears likely he will be activated at some point next week, as his recovery from Tommy John surgery is all but over.


Rays SP Matt Moore will make final rehab start on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/26/2015) After having his rehab outing washed out on Friday, Rays left-hander Matt Moore will start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with Triple-A Durham. This is expected to be Moore's final rehab start, as he finishes his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

If this does in fact conclude his rehab stint, Moore will likely rejoin the Rays rotation for a start on Thursday, according to the Tampa Tribune


Rays Matt Moore has Triple-A rehab start rained out


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore had his scheduled minor league rehab start rained out on Friday. 

Moore was scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Durham, at Cleveland's farm team in Columbus. He'll likely start as part of Saturday's double header instead. 

Moore is on the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury. 


Report: Rays' Moore on track to make season debut Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore, who is scheduled to make his fifth and final rehab start Friday for Triple-A Durham, is expected to return to the major-league rotation Wednesday against the Indians, accordng to The Tampa Tribune.

“We know Matt wants to pitch. He wants to pitch today, and that’s a good thing,” manager Kevin Cash said Wednesday. “But I think the way we handle most if not all of our rehab guys, when they deem themselves ready, let’s go give them one more. We’re trying to be as smart as possible. There is no set structure to everything through a doctor or through a trainer, so it’s kind of on the fly. As many injuries as we have, the Tommy John one has not been a big part of this organization.”


Rays SP Matt Moore to make rehab start on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/23/2015) Rays left-hander Matt Moore will make his next rehab start on Friday for Triple-A Durham. Moore has already made four starts in the minors, including Sunday with Triple-A, as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

He owns a 2.76 ERA through 16 1/3 innings during his rehab assignment.

Manager Kevin Cash said Friday's start should be his final rehab appearance, and Moore is expected to make his first big-league start since April 2014 next week, according to USA Today

"[Moore] is itching to go," Cash said, per MLB.com. "We're thrilled about that. It's exciting. That will probably be the biggest boost we've had all year, getting one of our pitchers back. He's worked extremely hard. We did ask him through conversations, 'Let's go make one more start in Triple-A.' And then we'll look to insert him after that start. If all goes well, he'll be with us."


Rays to decide next step for Matt Moore after he throws Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/23/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore, who threw 92 pitches in his latest rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Durham, will throw his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday at Tropicana Field in Tampa, according to The Tampa Tribune.

Rays manager Kevin Cash said the team will decide Moore's next start following Tuesday's throwing session.

“There’s a lot of factors,” Cash said. “We got to see the health of our pitchers, where Erasmo’s at for his upcoming start. We like where Matt Moore is at, for sure, but we got to do what’s right by him, that being our priority.”


Rays SP Matt Moore strikes out seven in rehab start Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Rays left-hander Matt Moore made his fourth rehab start and his first with Triple-A Durham on Sunday. Moore, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, went 5 /13 innings, allowing three runs on seven hits including two home runs. He walked one and struck out seven, throwing 92 pitches, 67 for strikes.

The Rays have not announced the next step in Moore's recovery. Moore has not pitched in the majors since April 2014.


Rays SP Matt Moore to throw 90 pitches in rehab start


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/20/2015) Rays starter Matt Moore, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, is scheduled to make his fourth rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Durham, bringing him one step closer to the major-league roster, per the Tampa Tribune

Moore will throw 90 pitches in order to stretch him out, and he could be in line to replace Erasmo Ramirez, who suffered a groin strain Saturday. But the Rays will be cautious with a pitcher who hasn't started an MLB game since April 2014. 

"It'll be up in the air," manager Kevin Cash said. "We just got to sit down and talk. I don't think anybody is completely clear on what to do after that. We'll evaluate after his start."


Rays SP Matt Moore makes third rehab start on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/16/2015) Rays left-hander Matt Moore threw 78 pitches in his third rehab start with Class A Tampa on Tuesday. Moore went 4 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits. He struck out three and did not issue a walk. He gave up one home run and hit a batter, with 49 of his pitches going for strikes.

The two earned runs were the first that Moore gave up in his current rehab stint. He is expected to move his rehab to Triple-A Durham for his next start, according to the Tampa Tribune. Though that has not been officially announced by the team yet. 


Weather scuttles rehab start for Rays' Matt Moore


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore was scheduled to make a minor league rehab start at Class A Port Charlotte on Monday. Mother Nature had other ideas, however. 

After heavy rains all afternoon, the Rays decided to hold off and have Moore start on Tuesday instead, per TBO.com.

Moore has been on the disabled list all season with an elbow injury.  


Rays' Matt Moore scheduled for 80 pitches in next rehab outing


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore will throw 80 pitches in his next minor league rehab start, per TBO.com.

Moore will pitch Monday at Class A Charlotte. He's on the 60-day disabled list with an elbow injury. 


Rays' Cash: Odorizzi, Moore could be back before All-Star break


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash appears optimistic starting pitchers Jake Odorizzi (oblique) and Matt Moore (elbow) will be off the disabled list and in the starting rotation before the All-Star break, according to MLB Network Radio.

"I think we're optimistic that we could be seeing [Odorizzi] in early July, along with Matt Moore, some time before the break," Cash said Friday.


Rays' Matt Moore to throw at Class A on Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) After completing his second rehab outing Tuesday, Rays pitcher Matt Moore will make another start at Class A on Monday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

If Monday's start goes well, he would then pitch at Triple-A next Saturday. Moore is on the disabled list with an elbow issue. He has not pitched for the Rays this season.


Rays SP Matt Moore feeling better following second rehab start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore (elbow) was sharp in his second rehab start for Class A Charlotte on Tuesday, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed three hits and one walk, while striking out four.

"I really do feel better about the whole thing because we did get through four innings," Moore said, per MLB.com. "That many up and downs, that's new to me right now, so to not be in any kind of discomfort and to still feel the same, first through the fourth -- I'm very happy with that."

Moore has allowed two unearned runs in 6 1/3 innings on his rehab assignment. Moore will make another start for Class A Charlotte before likely moving on to Triple-A Durham to complete his rehab assignment.

"It helps to just normalize things for me, as far as routine goes," Moore said. "I kind of have normal days like it was 14, 15 months ago, where you have days when you're supposed to feel sore and you're not supposed to feel that great, but as you get closer to that fifth day, you start to feel better."