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Matt Moore has a torn UCL

Apr 10, 2014, 9:46 AM EDT

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Bad news for Matt Moore and the Rays: tests have revealed a tear in his ulnar collateral ligament. The Rays and Moore are deciding on the next step, which is either surgery or rehabilitation. Which almost always means surgery.

Moore left his start Monday against the Royals due to left elbow discomfort and was officially placed on the 15-day disabled on Tuesday. 

If he rehabs, he’s out at least a month. If he opts for surgery, we likely won’t see him until after the 2015 All-Star break.

  1. renaado - Apr 10, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Ouch… Wishin you a fast recovery out there Matt.

  2. clydeserra - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:29 AM


    Are their other doctors besides Andrews?

    • notsofast10 - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:46 AM

      yah my uncle in Kentennadelphia likes to do these surgeries too in his spare time and would glad to be able to help out!

    • jwbiii - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      Neal ElAttrache and Tim Kremchek also do TJ surgeries, but Andrews is the top guy these days.

      • gothapotamus90210 - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM

        Andrews is so hot right now.

  3. gothapotamus90210 - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Give him surgery and get it over with. What pitcher has successfully rehabbed a torn UCL without surgery? Platelet rich injections seem like a sham.

    • meffa24 - Apr 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      pretty sure Roy Halladay rehabbed without surgery.

      • ahrmon - Apr 10, 2014 at 6:47 PM

        Aaaaaand how’d that work out?

  4. peymax1693 - Apr 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    That’s a shame. Even though I’m a Yankees fan, you never want to see an opposing player get injured.
    Good luck, Matt. . .

  5. Jack Marshall - Apr 10, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Another reason why picking teams dependent on hot young pitchers to win it all is a risky strategy. The Rays had been pretty lucky so far—unlike the Jays, for example. Hate to see a pitcher like Moore go down, though….

  6. sensiblevoice - Apr 10, 2014 at 4:03 PM

    Ever since the doctor who invented Tommy John surgery died there has been an INSANE amount of surgeries needed. Hmm… Ghost coming back to taunt us for not naming it after him?

  7. cur'68 - Apr 10, 2014 at 10:53 PM

    Oh man. No way. I had hopes the kid would be OK. Usually pitcher UCLs fray, not tear. Maybe that’s why they still think re-hab will work?

    No matter what, good luck to him.

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