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Elbow ligament on Rays' Moore 'not fully torn'

04/09/2014 6:14 PM ET
By The Associated Press

Rays manager Joe Maddon takes a look at the arm of starting pitcher Matt Moore.(AP)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Rays were still unsure whether left-hander Matt Moore will need surgery on his left elbow after he was examined Wednesday by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews.

Rays manager Joe Maddon said after a 7-3 loss to the Royals that the team was still awaiting results from a series of tests that Andrews performed. Moore was getting a second opinion from the acclaimed specialist after an MRI in Kansas City proved inconclusive.

Maddon did say that it appears the ligaments in Moore's elbow were not fully torn. If that was the case, season-ending surgery would be a foregone conclusion.

Moore was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, one day after feeling discomfort in his elbow during a loss to the Royals. Moore had conceded that surgery "is a possibility."

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