Matt Moore said he opted for surgery because he didn't think rehab would get his elbow back to 100 percent this season.

None of this should come as any surprise to you as I've been saying it over and over again since he first suffered the injury and the MRI turned up a small tear in his UCL. Rest and rehab doesn't help this injury. We are not starfish and we do not regenerate new ligaments in our elbow when we tear them. It was silly for the Rays to drag out the decision and even sillier for fantasy owners to have to sit and hold him for a week when we knew surgery was going to be the next course of action. Re-draft league owners can ditch him completely. Keeper/dynasty league owners can stash him away until he's ready during the second half of the 2015 season.ANALYST: Howard Bender