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Matt Moore (SP)

Tampa Bay Rays - 16% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L
Matt Moore to start on Thursday

Mon, Jun 29th 10:58pm EDT
By Kerry Thomas

Matt Moore's comeback from Tommy John surgery is almost complete as he has been named the starter for Thursday's game against the Indians. (Source: Roger Mooney via Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: While it may be a few games before he works deep into the late innings, he should be picked up off waivers if he is available now. Given how well all the Rays starters have pitched this year, Moore should be a solid starter again soon.


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Matt Moore will make his final scheduled rehab start Friday at Columbus. (Source: Matt Baker, Tampa Bay Times)

Fantasy Impact: The Rays will go slowly with Moore, so he may only pitch five or six innings at best for a while. It would be a good time to pick him up now.


Kevin Cash said LHP Matt Moore came through his Tuesday rehab start well and the Rays will decide shortly where he pitches next. Triple-A Durham is the likely next stop. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: Moore should make three starts or so and could be back right before the all-star break. It may be a good time to pick him up and stash him for a few weeks.


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LHP Matt Moore said he felt good throwing in his rehab game on Tuesday. He is scheduled for at least two more starts on Monday for the Stone Crabs and next Saturday for Triple-A Durham. He could potentially rejoin the Rays after those starts. (Source: Marc Topkin)

Fantasy Impact: It would be a good time to pick up Moore if he is still available on waivers if you can afford to wait a bit once he returns and builds up his strength


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Moore threw all of his pitches in the session and said he was "pleased". This was Moore's second session and he's scheduled to throw another one on Wednesday, after which President of Baseball Operations Matt Silverman will decide whether Moore will pitch another session, or embark on a rehab assignment. (Source: Tampa Bay Times on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Moore is expected to be back sometime in June in his recovery from Tommy John Surgery. This is still a young pitcher with electric stuff so if you have an open DL spot in your mixed league, you might want to take a look.


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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:

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.