Elbow ligament on Rays' Moore 'not fully torn'Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore, left, walks off the field with a trainer following an injury during the sixth inning of the MLB American League baseball game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore left Monday night's game against the Royals in the fifth inning with a sore elbow.
Moore grimaced after throwing a pitch to Nori Aoki and Rays manager Joe Maddon and a member of the team's athletic training staff went to the mound.
After a brief conversation, Madden called for left-hander Cesar Ramos out of the bullpen and Moore departed without trying a warm-up pitch.
Moore was 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA in 27 starts last year. He had thrown 78 pitches against the Royals and left trailing 1-0.