Matt Moore throws 50-pitch bullpen session

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On the disabled list since July 31 with a sore elbow, Rays left-hander Matt Moore threw off a mound yesterday for the first time and said afterward that he “couldn’t imagine it feeling better.”

Bill Chastain of MLB.com reports that Moore threw 50 pitches at close to full effort, basically treating it like a normal between-starts bullpen session.

According to Chastain he could come off the disabled list as soon as next weekend, but Moore will throw off a mound at least one more time before a decision is made. He was having a fantastic sophomore season before the injury, going 14-3 with a 3.41 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 121 innings at age 24.