KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Left-hander Matt Moore has been placed on the 15-day disabled list by the Tampa Bay Rays because of an elbow injury.
Moore left in the fifth inning of Monday's 4-2 loss after feeling discomfort in his elbow while throwing a pitch to Nori Aoki. The Rays were awaiting MRI results.
Rays general manager Andrew Friedman said an MRI exam on Tuesday of Moore's elbow "is inconclusive" and the All-Star would see Dr. Andrews in the next two days for "a more thorough exam."
"It is our standard practice to have a pitcher go to the DL in these situations," Friedman said. "He'll be out 15 days; that's all we know right now. We don't know much beyond that. We'll know more in the next few days. The fact that he feels good is a positive sign."
Moore was 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA last year, when he was on the disabled list from July 31 to Sept. 3 because of a sore elbow.
"I would say it's quite a bit different in how it feels, in how it dangles, with regards to soreness," Moore said before Tuesday night's game. "The discomfort is similar. The severity has jumped from what I was feeling. It's frustrating."
Moore said he realizes surgery is an option.
"I would say it's a possibility," Moore said. "I think the procedure they'll be doing will give a better way to tell the severity. If they had one way to tell, up close, tomorrow will be the way to tell."