Much about Matt Moore's situation appears unknown. After noticeable progress, a timetable for his return from the disabled list (left elbow soreness) was delayed last Wednesday. The Tampa Bay Rays said the move was made with caution in mind instead of a setback.
Now, the scenario looks very much day-to-day. And with it, more will be learned about his talent and patience.
The young left-hander played catch from about 75 feet with head athletic trainer Ron Porterfield on Sunday in right field at Tropicana Field, a session that Moore described as going "exactly like we wanted it to." He is expected to do the same Monday with more possible progress later in the week.
Even if Moore re-enters the rotation soon, this time away is building toward a chance to show his maturity once he returns. He needs to look no further than ace left-hander David Price for inspiration into how to manage a comeback from a disabled list stint.
This is a test, certainly. But it is one that Moore can grow f...