BY: John Mamola / 620wdae.com
The Tampa Bay Rays have announced that starting pitcher Matt Moore will be headed to the 15 day disabled list with soreness in his left elbow.
"It's just like a sore muscle in my elbow," Moore said Wednesday. "I think some time around the second inning is when I started to feel it. It was only on changeups, which is why I was able to stay in the game so long."
The Rays will go with a four man rotation that does include Roberto Hernandez, who pitched a complete game in a 5-2 Rays win on Tuesday night.
"It's kind of a fortunate situation," Moore admitted. "If something like this had to happen, with the amount of off days and as well we're throwing the ball right now. I don't think we should skip a beat at all."
Moore said he had an MRI Monday on his elbow, which showed no structural damage and inflammation in the joint was normal.
The Rays have recalled Ryan Roberts from AAA Durham to take Moore's place on the roster.
The left-hander so far this season is 14-3 with a 3.41 ERA for the Rays in 21 starts.
To hear what Moore had to say about going on the disabled list, click below!