{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Chance Moore could still be an All-Star

Chance Moore could still be an All-Star

|
Chance Moore could still be an All-Star

ST. PETERSBURG -- Matt Moore did not make this year's American League All-Star team despite his 12 wins thus far, but Rays manager Joe Maddon said there's still a chance the left-hander will be in New York for the Midsummer Classic.

At least three pitchers on the AL team could be replaced because they are scheduled to start on Sunday, two days before the game.

Moore has said he would love to be considered as a replacement for one of those pitchers. And Maddon would love to see it happen.

"I am hopeful," Maddon said. "I believe it is something that can happen, but I have not heard from anybody yet. There's three guys who are pitching on Sunday who have to be bumped? I'd have to believe Matt's got a pretty good shot under those circumstances. And that would be great."

Moore's next scheduled start is Thursday, which would put him on perfect rest to appear in the game.

The three All-Stars scheduled to pitch on Sunday are: Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma, Detroit's Justin Verlander and Oakland's Bartolo Colon.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com and Sam Strong is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español