Matt Moore’s surgery was a success, but he will miss the season.
Matt Moore underwent successful meniscus surgery on his right knee today, Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire said. Moore is out for the year, Gardenhire said.
— Anthony Fenech (@anthonyfenech) April 17, 2019
Moore was off to a promising (if short) start with the Tigers. He threw nine and two-thirds scoreless innings before hurting his knee fielding a come-backer against the Kansas City Royals on April 6th. Moore finished the inning allowing no runs but couldn’t come back.
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed the prognosis:
Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire on Matt Moore:
"He's out for the year. That's about all we have right now as far as explanation goes. All I'm instructed to tell you guys is that they had the surgery, they fixed it, but he's definitely going to be out for the year."
— Evan Woodbery (@evanwoodbery) April 17, 2019
This is not the first injury in Moore’s (30) career. After an exciting early career with the Tampa Bay Rays, Moore had Tommy John surgery in 2015. He had previously injured the same knee as well.
Moore signed a one-year $2.5 million deal with the Tigers during the offseason. Now he will spend the rest of that year on the IL.