Not to be confused with the Miami Dolphins’ backup quarterback Matt Moore (which is pretty easy to do when looking up stats on Google quickly), the cross-state Tampa Bay Rays’ ace continues to sit on the disabled list with an elbow injury.
The All-Star is out with a sore left elbow. He had hoped to return this weekend, but struggled Wednesday during a 55-pitch bullpen session.
Moore said he won’t throw again until Sunday.
“I felt good, but good isn’t great, and great is 100 percent,” Moore said. “What we’re really aiming for is to be back out there and be 100 percent.”
The Rays are currently riding a six-game losing streak, bringing teams like the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Indians, and Kansas City Royals (what?) back into the mix in the wild card race. They sit four games back of the Boston Red Sox entering Wednesday night’s action.
Moore holds a 14-3 record with a 3.41 earned run average. He had a perfect 4-0 July start before giving up eight hits and five runs in a no decision against the New York Yankees on July 28th in five innings. That would be his latest start.