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Moore to the DL

The Rays announced that Matt Moore has been placed on the disabled list with left elbow soreness. Moore is quoted by the media as saying he felt the soreness during his last start against the Yankees.  The Rays also announced they are moving to a four-man rotation for the time being to take advantage of the schedule in August that presents three off days over the first three weeks. Infielder Ryan Roberts was recalled to give the team an extra bench player.

If Moore were to be on the disabled list for the minimum 15 days, he could only miss one start and return to pitch in the series against Seattle. If he cannot come back by then, Alex Cobb could take the start. Jim Hickey was interviewed earlier today by Whitney Johnson from Sportstalk 1080 AM in Tampa Bay and said Cobb would likely be back during the Seattle series if his rehab outings went smoothly in the coming weeks. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! reports that Moore’s injury is not believed to be serious.

This is another example of why a contending team can never have too much starting pitching. The short-term pain should be somewhat diminished knowing that Cobb’s return is very close, but it is never pleasant for a 24 year-old pitcher to go on the disabled list with an arm injury.



3 Comments

  1. Jason Hanselman wrote:

    THE SKY IS FALLING

    • jasoncollette wrote:

      We had a better wedding present in mind for you. Sorry

      • Jason Hanselman wrote:

        Wishful thinking has me hoping that it’s just a way to manage innings. Let him miss a start possibly two, but man I don’t want to think of the alternative.

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