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Tigers P Matt Moore Out For Season After Right Knee Surgery

Moore's first season in Detroit was a short one.

April 17, 2019 - 5:54 pm

DETROIT (97.1 The Ticket) -- Matt Moore's first season as a Detroit Tiger has come to an abrupt end.

Moore underwent a planned surgery Wednesday to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, but it turns out the damage is worse than the Tigers initially anticipated. While the club was hoping he may only be sidelined for 4-6 weeks, the left-hander will miss the rest of the season. 

Moore had thrown 10 scoreless innings in his first two starts of the season, allowing just two hits and a walk against Toronto in his first start. He then exited his second start against Kansas City on April 6 after just three innings when he injured his knee while coming off the mound to field a ball.

The 29-year-old signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Tigers in the offseason after spending last year with Texas. He was brought to Detroit in an attempt to bring some more consistency to the pitching rotation, with the potential to become a trade target later this summer.

After Moore's promising start to the season, the Tigers will now turn to Daniel Norris to fill the void. Norris is expected to make his first start of the season this weekend against the White Sox. The 25-year-old has made just three appearances out of the Tigers bullpen this season after a troublesome 2018 campaign plagued by injuries. He was scheduled to start in place of Moore last week, but Friday's game at Minnesota was snowed out and the Tigers opted to skip his turn in the rotation.