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Matt Moore undergoes Tommy John surgery

Apr 22, 2014, 7:07 PM EDT

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Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune reports that Rays left-hander Matt Moore underwent Tommy John reconstructive surgery, as scheduled, Tuesday on his pitching elbow. The procedure was conducted by Dr. James Andrews and deemed a success.

Moore is likely to be sidelined through the first month of the 2015 season. The 24-year-old boasts a 3.53 ERA and 8.8 K/9 in 347 career major league innings.

He is under contract with the Rays until 2020.

  1. dillongeeescapeplan - Apr 22, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Sucks. Hate to see any young talented pitcher’s season end early, even when he pitches for one of the rivals of my favorite team. Hoping for a quick and successful return.

  2. mmeyer3387 - Apr 22, 2014 at 7:53 PM

    This may hurt the Rays, tuff to replace a good pitcher. Additionally, you never want to see such a young promising talent get hurt. But at-lest he should have a good chance to come back and enjoy a long career.

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