Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore will miss the remainder of the season after opting to have elbow-ligament replacement surgery.
Dr. James Andrews is to operate next week on the 24-year-old pitcher, who made the AL All-Star team last year. Moore will be the first Rays pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery since Jason Isringhausen in June 2009.
"I can't help out on the competitive side of this business right now," Moore said Tuesday before rain washed out the Rays' game at the Baltimore Orioles. "This is my first significant injury where I'm going to be missing a lot of time."
Moore hasn't pitched since walking off the mound because of elbow soreness on April 7 in Kansas City. He was put on the disabled list the following day.
Pedroia hopes to play Wednesday
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia had a cortisone injection in his left wrist and hopes to return to Boston's starting lineup on Wednesday night.
The AL most valuable player was injured April 4 when Milwaukee's Carlos Gomez broke up a double play at second base in the ninth inning. Pedroia is hitting .139 (five for 36) since then with one run batted in and no walks, leaving his season average at .236.Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times