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April 7, 2011 at 3:51 PM

Mariners catcher Adam Moore needs surgery for torn meniscus in right knee

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ADDITIONAL NOTE 4:41 p.m.: I’m told Moore might be out as long as six to eight weeks, which means the team is likely to transfer him to the 60-day DL. That way, they would not have to free up an additional roster spot for the incoming catcher who replaces him.
Mariners catcher Adam Moore will need to undergo surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. The team has yet to give a timetable for his return, but you’d be safe in assuming we won’t see him in an M’s game for at least a month.
Much will depend on how serious the tear is and whether more damage is found once the operation begins. The surgery has yet to be scheduled.
Moore injured the knee after racing to pick up a ball that got away from him in the dirt during yesterday’s eighth inning in Texas.


The Mariners have yet to make a roster move, but will likely call up Josh Bard as Moore’s replacement. Whoever is called up will need a 40-man roster spot and that means somebody will have to be taken off of it for the Mariners.
For minor meniscus repairs, you can get a guy back in playing condition in a few weeks and send him out for a rehabiliation assignment in the minors. But for catchers, who have to crouch down for an entire game on defense, the timetable for a return can be longer.
That’s why the M’s aren’t saying anything. They just don’t know yet.
But don’t bet the “under” on the one-month thing.

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