ST. PETERSBURG — When LHP Matt Moore (Tommy John surgery) met with team officials Tuesday, he tried to convince them that Sunday's 92-pitch rehab start in Triple-A Durham was the last one he needed before rejoining the rotation."I'm ready right now," Moore said.But when Moore saw the look in the staff's eyes, he knew they weren't convinced. He had hoped to make his first major-league start since April 7, 2014, on Friday or Saturday. Instead, he will make his final scheduled rehab start Friday at Columbus.If Moore gets through those 90 scheduled pitches fine, manager Kevin Cash said the 2013 All-Star could make his season debut next week, possibly in the Cleveland series."That'll probably be the biggest boost we've had all year, getting one of our pitchers back," Cash said.Moore said Tuesday's bullpen session felt like a normal side session. Moore said he understood why the team chose to be cautious with his return."Just going to be here to help out whenever they call me back," he said. ERASMO UPDATE: With Thursday's day off, the Rays will skip RHP Erasmo Ramirez 's next start to let him rest his strained right groin. He was in line to start Friday, but the Rays can use RHP Alex Colome on normal rest."We're going to try to be as smart and cautious as possible and let him get a couple more days rest," Cash said.Ramirez didn't throw his scheduled bullpen session Tuesday but will throw another in two or three days. Cash said Ramirez could resume his place in the rotation early next week. LIGHTNING STRIKES: Five members of the Eastern Conference champion Lightning participated in batting practice before the game: forwards Steven Stamkos , Alex Killorn and Brian Boyle , goalie Ben Bishop and defenseman Braydon Coburn . Bishop showed no ill effects of the groin injury that limited him during the Stanley Cup final; he blasted a few home runs."You definitely feel it when you hit the sweet spot and it goes," Bishop said. GEAR RETURNED: SS Asdrubal Cabrera said he was ejected from Monday night's loss after telling the home plate umpire that a called third strike was too far off the plate. Cabrera slammed his bat after striking out in the fifth. After he threw his bat and helmet to the field, crew chief Joe West took them away. Cabrera said his gear was returned to him before Tuesday's game. "Everybody knows West," he said. "He decided to — I don't know." MEDICAL MATTERS: DH/OF John Jaso (bruised left wrist) took swings in the cage and could start a rehab assignment this week. … RHP Jake Odorizzi (left oblique strain) and RHP Andrew Bellatti (right shoulder inflammation) are scheduled to throw bullpen sessions today. Odorizzi aims to start a rehab assignment next week and rejoin the rotation a week or so after that. … INF Tim Beckham was 1-for-2 in his five scheduled innings at second base for Class A Port Charlotte. NOT-SO MINOR MATTERS: LHP prospect Blake Snell started the Double-A Southern League All-Star game and struck out one in his perfect inning. … OF Grady Sizemore was 1-for-4 with a walk and a double for Port Charlotte. PITCHING IN: The Rays recalled RHP Kirby Yates from Durham to take the roster spot of LHP Enny Romero , who was optioned back to Durham after Monday's game. MISCELLANY: Today's game is not televised. … RHP Brad Boxberger earned his 19th save in 21 chances. … Several players are scheduled to participate in the team's 10th annual Rays on the Runway fashion show after the game at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront to benefit the Children's Dream Fund. Times staff writer Joe Smith contributed to this report.