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...