D-Mo Readies for Rehab Assignment

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I can't underscore the importance of Dylan Moore on this roster. The team invested in the 30-year-old utility man this offseason with a three-year contract extension. The plan was to have Moore platoon with veteran Kolton Wong and give J.P. Crawford and Eugenio Suarez days off their feet. Providing elite defense, speed, and a heavy lefty platoon split.

Unfortunately, his recovery from off-season core surgery has hit a few roadblocks. However, General Manager Justin Hollander spoke with the media yesterday and offered some good news for the "D-Mo Fan Club."

"Moore has been working out at the club's Spring Training facility in Arizona strengthening the area where he underwent offseason core surgery, with the hope of beginning baseball activity later this week, and if all goes well, a Minors rehab assignment a week or so after that"

Justin Hollander, GM

The team pulled Moore back from his rehab assignment after just one game with High-A Everett due to pronounced pain in an area that has been bothering him since late August. MRI results showed scar tissue causing the discomfort. The goal is for Moore to continue his ramp-up in Arizona with a rehab assignment in eight to ten days. That timeline puts the versatile chess piece back in the big leagues in late May. For now, the team will rely on a cast of characters to hold down the fort (Caballero, Haggerty, Wong).