According to Marc Topkin, Matt Moore will miss his scheduled batting practice session today with what is hopefully a minor injury…
Rookie LHP Matt Moore will indeed miss his scheduled batting practice session today due to what the Rays are calling “a mild lower abdominal strain”…Moore said it has been bothering him since Friday, when it popped up during his second bullpen session of the spring, and “it feels like a sore muscle.”
This is not the news we needed to hear. Injuries to abdominal muscles can often be the kind that linger so expect the Rays to be very patient and extremely cautious with their prized prospect.
Of course, if Moore is sidelined for more than a week or two, it would give the Rays a convenient excuse to start Moore in triple-A and give him a handful of starts on the farm before calling him up permanently.