Moore noted that the side work could come off a mound, which would be the first time he's thrown off a mound since his last start (July 28) before going on the disabled list July 31.
"If things go accordingly on Friday and Saturday, I would see Sunday as the best day," Moore said.
Moore agreed that his progress has been encouraging.
"Absolutely," Moore said. "I think it was a good decision for them to bring me on the road. Makes me happy that at least they think I'm where I think I am. Hopefully I can get off the mound this road trip."
Moore is optimistic that his return could come quickly if he throws off a mound and all goes well.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.