Matt Moore Chooses Surgery; Out 12 Months

By: Justin Pawlowski - on twitter: @CommishOnline

According to multiple reports, Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore has chosen to undergo Tommy John surgery on his injured left elbow, sidelining him for 11-12 months.

Last season, Moore was an All Star and stabilized the Rays rotation going 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA. Moore also posted a 2.6 WAR in 2013.

Moore recently went to see Dr. James Andrews to decide on the best approach to recovery with a partially torn UCL in his left elbow.

Dr. Andrews will perform the surgery on Moore on April 22 and Moore will be out for about a full calendar year.

Moore will enter year 4 of a 5-year contract next year paying him $3 million next season and $5 million in 2016. The Rays hold options of $7 million in 2017, $9 million in 2018 and $10 million in 2019.



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