ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Matt Moore knows caution is wise to use now.
Moore spoke Saturday at Tropicana Field and said he is "day-to-day" with his sore left elbow that has kept him on the disabled list since July 31, retroactive to July 29. The Tampa Bay Rays left-hander plans to play catch Sunday before a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, and an evaluation will follow.
"I am excited to get throwing again," Moore said. "At the same time, I understand that time is going to be the biggest variable."
Earlier this week, there was some thought that Moore, selected to his first All-Star Game in July, could return this weekend in a series against Toronto. But the Rays decided to be cautious after he felt discomfort and struggled with command in a 55-pitch bullpen session Wednesday.
The Rays fell short of calling Moore's situation a setback, but they are being careful with the skilled 24-year-old. He is 14-3 with a 3.41 ERA in 21 starts this season, but he left a start against the New ...