Fantasy Baseball Buzz: Elbow surgery feared for Rays' Moore
Rays SP Matt Moore could be headed for Tommy John.
Moore was 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA last season.
By John Halpin
The rumors surrounding Rays SP Matt Moore don't sound good. The team says that a Tuesday MRI on Moore's elbow was inconclusive, and he's headed to see the famed Dr. James Andrews (a Rays' team doctor) today. However, the Tampa Bay Timesreports that "surgery is possible - if not probable - to repair a torn ligament that would sideline Moore for more than a year." We should know more today, but Moore's fantasy owners should prepare for the worst.
On to the rest of the news:
Angels OF Josh Hamiltoninjured his left thumb on Tuesday sliding head first into first base, and couldn't grip a bat firmly enough to hit later in the game. We should know more today about Hamilton's prognosis, and I'll be talking to my Little League team of six-, seven- and eight-year-olds tonight about the uselessness of sliding into first base.
Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) hopes to return to the lineup tonight, but it sounds like his injury woes might linger. Nats' manager Matt Williams called Zimmerman's shoulder "arthritic," and they're working on revising Zimmerman's throwing motion.
Royals SP Yordano Ventura tossed six shutout innings in his big-league debut, striking out six and hitting 100 mph on the gun. Here's some video.
Streaming starters: Tyson Rosswasn't so good last night, so we're down to 5-4 for the season. Today's pick is Washington's Tanner Roark (owned in 12.1 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) versus the Marlins, while Thursday's selection is Travis Wood (8.7 percent owned) against the Pirates.
Tigers OF Torii Hunterhurt his knee crashing into a wall last night, and will probably get today off. In other Tiger news, Miguel Cabrera played third base last night, and could do more of that in NL parks. He's already 3B-eligible for fantasy owners.