MLB: Boston Red Sox at Tampa Bay RaysMatt Moore will indeed have Tommy John surgery and will be out for approximately one year according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Moore had a throwing session earlier in the day. However, he felt “discomfort” during the session leading to the decision to have surgery as opposed to rehab in hopes of returning this season.

The surgery will be performed by Dr. James Andrews next week.

 
 

5 Comments

  1. Joe Dunn says:

    Big BUMMER, but Rays have a way of finding pitchers like Bill Clinton found willing women!! Good luck, Matt!

  2. Rob says:

    On the bright side, if the Rays keep scoring 1 run per game, their pitching woes become irrelevant.

  3. angrybuddha says:

    In a way, I’m OK with this news. My worst-case fear was that he’d try to rehab, come back in 6 weeks, re-injure it, and then be lost thorough most of next year, too. It never seems to be the case that a bit of rehab works… take the bitter pill now and come back strong and rebuilt next season.

    I hope.

  4. Paco says:

    Sucks, but I agree with AngryBuddha that I’m kind of relieved it’s being done now. It will take a while, but a lot pitchers come back better than ever after Tommy John. We’re going to need some guys to step up in a big way.

  5. Geoff Peterson says:

    Sign Niemann now. If he’s close to ready he’s easily a better alternative than Bedard or Ramos.

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