Found July 31, 2013 on
MLB Injury News:
Tampa Bay Rays starter Matt Moore has been placed on the 15-day-DL, according to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. The left-hander reportedly felt elbow soreness during his last start, a five-inning, five earned run loss against the New York Yankees. Infielder Ryan Roberts has been called up to take his place.
Hearing #Rays Matt Moore going to DL with left elbow soreness
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 31, 2013
Moore felt soreness in elbow during last start. Roberts will be added to roster, #Rays will go with 4 man rotation.
— Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) July 31, 2013
With days off on Thursday and Monday, the Rays are able to go with four starters for now and Moore could potentially miss just one start if he only needs the minimum fifteen days. Prior to Sunday's start, Moore had reeled off a six-start winning streak in which he struck out 44 batters in 42 innings and gave up just seven earned runs.
There's no word from the Rays on whether the injury is likely to be any more serious. The specifics of David Price's triceps injury were hard to come by when the Cy Young winner went on the DL earlier this year and the issue sidelined Price for much longer than expected, so Rays fans will hope that a similar situation does not unfold with Moore, particularly as the words 'elbow soreness' are sure to make many think there is a more serious underlying problem.
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