Matt Moore will face live hitters on Sunday for the first time since getting Tommy John surgery. Barring any setbacks, Moore is hoping to rejoin the Rays starting rotation around mid-June. "It definitely feels more real now," Moore said. "In spring training it was one feeling, now it's more of a right-around-the-corner type feeling." (Source: cbssports.com)
Fantasy Impact: This is a good sign for the Rays that Moore is getting closer to making his debut. When healthy Moore has the potential to be a top of the rotation pitcher. In 2013 he went 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA and was forced out with injury after two starts in 2014.
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Marc Topkin reports that Matt Moore's recovery from Tommy John surgery has been going well and still on pace for June return. (Source: Marc Topkin)
Fantasy Impact: The Rays are historically very cautious with their pitchers, so look for Moore to be brought along slowly and likely more toward the end of the month.