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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: 4 | Owned/Started%: 40/0 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rays' Matt Moore to pitch in extended spring training Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1:47 am ET) Rays pitcher Matt Moore is scheduled to throw 35 to 40 pitches in two innings of work during an extended spring training game on Saturday, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Moore had no issues after Wednesday's bullpen session, putting him line to take the next step on Saturday. He was limited to just two starts last season before undergoing Tommy John surgery.


Rays' Kevin Cash: 'All thumbs up' for Matt Moore after 'pen session


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters it was "all thumbs up" after Matt Moore completed his recent bullpen session on Wednesday, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Moore, who is currently on the 60-day DL working his way back from Tommy John surgery, could pitch a simulated game or move to an extended spring game on Saturday. Cash will determine his next step on Thursday, as Moore nears a minor-league rehab stint.


Rays pitcher Matt Moore tosses bullpen session on Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore was able to throw a bullpen session on Wednesday, manager Kevin Cash said per the Tampa Tribune.

Moore, who is currently on the 60-day DL with an elbow injury, is expected to pitch in an extended spring training game on Saturday as the next step in his rehab. Moore is working his way back from Tommy John surgery after posting a 17-4 record with a 3.29 ERA in 2013. 


Rays' Matt Moore throws 31 pitches in simulated game Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/18/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore threw 31 pitches in a simulated game in Port Charlotte on Monday, recording three strikeouts, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Moore will throw a bullpen session Wednesday before the team decides whether to schedule him for another simulated game or to pitch him in extended spring training. If he continues to progress without issues, he should begin a rehab assignment next week. Moore made just two starts last season before being shelved due to Tommy John surgery.


Rays LHP Matt Moore takes step in recovery with BP session


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Rays lefty Matt Moore, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, threw a bullpen session Friday after what he considered a disappointing simulated game two days earlier, per the Tampa Bay Times.

A batting practice/simulated game is set for Monday. If all goes well, he will move on to extended spring training and rehab assignment. A return to the Tampa Bay rotation is not expected for at least another month.

Moore hasn't pitched in a big-league game since last April.


Rays' Moore feels 'out of whack' in simulated game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore was unhappy with a lack of crispness in his pitches during a simulated game Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

"I just felt a little bit out of whack," Moore said.

Moore is slated to face hitters Monday before potentially beginning a rehab assignment on May 23. He hopes to make his return from Tommy John surgery in mid-to-late June.


Rays' Matt Moore to throw simulated game Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore (elbow) will throw a simulated game Wednesday, The Tampa Tribune reports.

If all goes well, Moore will be scheduled for one more simulated game before heading out on a rehab assignment. He's on the 60-day disabled list while recovering from Tommy John surgery and could be looking at a return in the next few weeks if everything continues to go well.


Rays SP Matt Moore throws second live BP session


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore (elbow) threw his second live batting practice session Friday, per The Tampa Tribune. Moore said the session went well and he expects to throw live batting practice again in five days.

Rays' Matt Moore throws 25-pitch batting practice


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore, returning from elbow surgery, threw a 25-pitch batting practice session before Sunday's game. 

Moore mixed fastballs, curves and changeups, per the Tampa Bay Times. He kept his velocity between 89 and 92 mph. 

Moore said that he "felt really good" and was "very happy to be around the zone."


Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) to face live hitters on Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore will take an important step forward in his recovery from Tommy John surgery on Sunday when he faces live hitters for the first time since the procedure, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Moore is now targeting a mid-June return to Tampa Bay's rotation based on his setback-free recovery thus far. Once he faces live hitters, he'll take part in batting practice/simulate games before starting a minor-league rehab assignment.

"It definitely feels more real now," Moore said. "In spring training it was one feeling, now it's more of a right-around-the-corner type feeling."


Rays place five on DL, including Alex Cobb, Drew Smyly


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Rays placed five players on the disabled list to set their Opening Day roster. 

Among the moves the team made on Sunday were: 

Placed P Alex Cobb (forearm), infielder Nick Franklin (oblique) and P Drew Smyly (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27. They are eligible to return on April 11, although none are expected to be ready by then.

Placed P Jake McGee (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list as of April 5.

Placed pitcher Matt Moore (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list as of April 5.

Added catcher Bobby Wilson to the roster. 


Rays C Bobby Wilson added to 40-man roster, Matt Moore on DL


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) Rays catcher Bobby Wilson has been added to the team's 40-man roster after making the Opening Day roster, according to the Tampa Bay Times. A spot was made available when pitcher Matt Moore was placed on the 60-day disabled list. 

Wilson, 31, finished this spring with a batting average of .120 with three hits and five strikeouts.

Moore is recovering from Tommy John surgery.


Rays pitchers Colome, McGee, Moore throw bullpen sessions


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Rays pitchers Alex Colome (illness), Jake McGee (elbow surgery) and Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) were each able to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday as a part of their rehab, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"(Colome) looks like he feels really good," manager Kevin Cash said. "It's exciting to see."

The trio has yet to see any action this spring as they recover from elbow injuries.


Rays SP Matt Moore set to resume throwing program this week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore will resume throwing this week following a scheduled two-week break in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He will throw a bullpen session Friday, per The Tampa Tribune.

Rays' Matt Moore set to take two-week break from throwing


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore will take a scheduled two-week break from throwing as part of his rehab plan following Tommy John surgery last April, per the Tampa Bay Times. Moore continues to target a June return to the majors.

Rays SP Matt Moore has 29-pitch bullpen session Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, threw 29 pitches in a bullpen session Tuesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He also threw some changeups from flat ground.

Moore is expected to be placed on the disabled list, and the Rays aren't expecting his return until June at the earliest.


Rays' Matt Silverman: Matt Moore is on track for 'June-ish' return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman told reporters that pitcher Matt Moore, who is working his way back from April 22 Tommy John surgery, is on track for a "June-ish" return, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"He's been doing what he's supposed to do ever since surgery and really showed a great work ethic," Silverman said. "He's not pushing himself too hard but he's challenging himself."

Moore went 17-4 in 2013 with a 3.29 ERA and 143 strikeouts. He suffered a torn UCL in his left arm after his second start of the 2014 season.


Rays' Matt Moore continuing rehab from Tommy John surgery


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore was able to throw 15 pitches off the mound Friday for the first time since last April, according to MLB.com.

Moore, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, threw two bullpen sessions last week from halfway up the mound.

"I think the biggest [positive] sign is that every day, we've been meeting our goals and still feeling strong at the end of the day," Moore said.

Moore, who went 17-4 in 2013 with a 3.29 ERA and 143 strikeouts, torn his UCL in his left arm in just his second start of 2014.

"I've had no frustration, no. Not with anything that has to do with going out here," Moore said, smiling. "I think the frustrating part was the initial getting on board with: 'This is what the next year is going to be like.'

"For the most part, I've tried to embrace the process to where it's not a frustrating thing. I understand this has to happen, and I understand I have a choice in what attitude I bring to the yard every day."


Matt Moore targeting June return


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore is targeting a June return, according to MLB.com.

Moore underwent Tommy John surgery last season, but was able to throw off a mound for the first time on Tuesday. Moore said he's hoping he can return to a major-league mound in June. "I hope June, [to pitch] in a Major League game, he said. "I think that's about right -- 14 months [after the surgery]. So we should know a lot more in the next month as I start to get on the hill and things have a chance to respond."

Moore started just two games last season before undergoing surgery.


Rays pitcher Matt Moore begins throwing off mound


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2015) Rays pitcher Matt Moore took a significant step forward in his receovery from Tommy John surgery when he threw off a mound Tuesday, reports the Tampa Bay Times.

"It felt pretty good," Moore said.

Moore had the surgery in April and said he is pleased with the progress he has made.

"I would have thought a while ago I would have been nervous, but I was looking forward to it," Moore said. "And I felt like I had a lot more that could have come out. That's a feeling I've had the last month or so, and that's a feeling I like to have. I think we're in a good spot right now."


Report: Rays' Moore to start throwing off mound in late January


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore, who underwent Tommy John surgery in April, will start throwing off a mound the last week of January, according to the Tampa Bay Times. He continues to target June for his return to the majors.

Moore won 17 games in 2013 before being limited to two starts in 2014. He is 29-17 with a 3.53 ERA in 63 career outings (61 starts).


Rays SP Matt Moore still targeting June return


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore told MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that he remains on track in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Barring any setbacks, he's expected to be able to pitch competitively in June.

"June is looking like a time where I'll be in competition, at what level we're not sure, barring any setbacks. My arm is feeling good," he said.


Report: Rays' Moore's return to the rotation likely targeted for June


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2014) Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore remains on track in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, according to the Tampa Bay Times. His return to the rotation will likely be targeted for June.

Matt Moore throws Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) Rays pitcher Matt Moore threw Wednesday for the second time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April, MLB.com reports.

As he did Monday and is scheduled to do Friday, Moore made 25 throws during the session. He reportedly felt fine after the throwing session. He could rejoin the team as early as May but will likely target June for his return, barring any setbacks.


Matt Moore set to begin throwing program


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/4/2014) Rays pitcher Matt Moore will play catch for the first time Monday since undergoing Tommy John surgery, he told the Tampa Bay Times Wednesday.

Moore's rehab has gone as planned so far, to the point where he can work out in the weight room without limitations. He is aiming to return to the team's rotation next May.