Moore (thumb) replaced starter Jesus Sucre behind the plate in the Rays' 4-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox on Saturday, striking out in his lone at-bat. It marked Moore's first spring action since March 6 after the veteran backstop was sidelined with a left thumb injury. Moore doesn't look like a serious candidate for the Rays' Opening Day roster, with the team expected to proceed with Wilson Ramos and Sucre as its two catchers.
Moore will be sidelined for 5-to-6 days after suffering a left thumb injury, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports. Moore is in big-league camp as a non-roster invitee and is likely to begin the year at the Triple-A level after signing with the organization last month. He should return to game action around the end of next week.
Moore signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Saturday which includes an invitation to spring training, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports. Moore will serve as organizational depth at the catching position for the Rays, although he will likely spend most of the season at the Triple-A level barring an injury. In 2017, he played in 76 games for Triple-A Columbus within the Indians' system, slashing .238/.313/.369 with eight home runs and 33 RBI. Moore has appeared in just 30 major-league games over the last seven seasons.
Moore (quadriceps) was reinstated from the DL on Friday. Moore returns from a two-week stay on the disabled list with a right quad injury. The catcher is hitting .235/.312/.346 with four home runs and 14 RBI during 42 games this season for Triple-A Columbus.
Moore was placed on the 7-day disabled list Friday for Triple-A Columbus with a right quad injury. The injury may explain Moore's recent skid at the plate following his solid start to the season. The 33-year-old is hitting just .114/.205/.200 over his last 11 games after batting .295 with nine RBI in May. It's unclear as to the severity of the ailment at this point, but anything extensive would certainly put a damper on an otherwise productive year.