Matt Moore's 2014 season is officially over as he will undergo Tommy John surgery.
UPDATE 2: Torn UCL in elbow, Tommy John surgery is highly likelyMoore was removed from his start against the Royals on Monday Night and after a visit with Dr. James Andrews, it is determined his ulnar collateral ligament is torn, most likely ending his 2014 campaign. The Rays will turn to Erik Bedard to fill the rotation.
Bedard was just 4-12 last season for the Houston Astros, and struck out 138 batters in 151 innings pitched over 26 starts and 6 relief appearances ith a 4.59 ERA. It was the most innings Bedard had thrown since the 2007 season when he won 13 games for the Baltimore Orioles, pitched 182 innings and struck out 221 batters.
Since then, Bedard spent 2.5 seasons with the Seattle Mariners, a half season with the Boston Red Sox, a year with the Pittsburgh Pirates and last season with the Astros. Bedard won more games from '06-'08 (28) than he has in the 5 seasons since (27).
UPDATE: The Rays still await the MRI results
The Tampa Bay Rays sent Matt Moore to the hill tonight against the Kansas City Royals. Moore's day lasted 4.2 innings thanks to a injury suffered while throwing a pitch.
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