Tampa Bay Rays hit with bad injury news

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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher is facing up to the prospect of a season on the disabled list after tearing his ulnar-collateral ligament, reports CBS Sports.

Moore is now facing up to the prospect of having Tommy John surgery, which, as baseball fans will know, will keep him out for the rest of the 2014 season.

However, the good news is that it isn't a complete tear, meaning the Rays and Moore could still decide to go down the rehab route, which would mean surgery is not necessary.

A decision on his rehabilitation has yet to be announced.

“I don't think it's fully torn, from what I understand,” manager Joe Maddon is quoted as saying.

Moore had originally hoped that the injury was just bruising as he claimed not to hear a pop that many pros claim to when suffering similar injuries.

If the rehab route goes well, he could miss just a month of the season while Tommy John surgery would rule him out for 2014 a quite possibly some of 2015 as well.

He finished 2013 at 17-4 with a 3.29 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 143 strikeouts in 150 1/3.

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