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Matt Moore | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 8 (0) / TB
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Matt Moore (knee) threw 70 pitches during Thursday's live batting practice.
Moore landed on the DL with right knee soreness last week but could return to the starting rotation as early as Tuesday. First the Rangers will wait to see how he responds to Thursday's throwing session. The left-hander has gone just 1-5 this year and sports an ugly 6.00 ERA since the start of 2017. He hasn't been the same pitcher since his Tommy John surgery in 2014. May 24 - 5:32 PM

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Rangers placed LHP Matt Moore on the 10-day disabled list with right knee soreness.

The veteran southpaw was roughed up in Friday's start against the White Sox and perhaps the knee issue had something to do with it. He owns a cringe-inducing 7.99 ERA through his first 10 appearances this season. There may not be a rotation spot available when Moore returns.
May 19 - 3:53 PM

Matt Moore lasted just 3 2/3 innings while giving up five runs — four earned — against the White Sox on Friday.

Moore got plenty of help from his offense, but he couldn’t stick around long enough to qualify for the win. The southpaw was at 92 pitches when he was pulled in the fourth inning. He allowed five hits and three walks and owns an unsightly 7.99 ERA over nine starts and one relief appearance. He shouldn’t be anywhere near your fantasy team.
May 19 - 1:11 AM

Matt Moore lasted just three innings Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits in a loss to the Astros.

Moore gave up a towering two-run homer to Evan Gattis among his six hits allowed, and Rangers manager Jeff Banister had obviously seen enough after three innings despite it not being a complete meltdown. Disappointment has been the name of the game for Moore this year, as he now owns a 7.82 ERA and 2.00 WHIP through nine appearances, including eight starts. Moore has a history of better performance but it's hard to imagine the Rangers will keep running him out there while he's going like this.
May 13 - 7:10 PM

Matt Moore took a beating Wednesday in the Rangers’ loss to Cleveland, allowing 11 hits and 10 runs over four disastrous innings.

He walked two and struck out one over his 91 pitches. Moore gave up three homers in this one including two to Edwin Encarnacion. Those three long balls accounted for eight Cleveland runs. Prior to Wednesday, Moore hadn’t allowed a home run since March 31. The left-hander has gotten off to a disastrous start, struggling to a 7.67 ERA over seven outings including six starts. It’s sad to say, but Moore just hasn’t been the same pitcher since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2014. His days of being a fantasy asset are long gone.
May 2 - 5:04 PM

Matt Moore picked up his first win after holding the Rays to just an unearned run over seven innings on Tuesday.

Yeah, the Rays offense really is that bad. Moore was 0-3 with an 8.76 ERA coming into this one, and he continues to look like a weak bet going forward.
Apr 17 - 10:15 PM

Matt Moore allowed three earned runs, seven hits and three walks with just two strikeouts over five innings in a loss against the Angels on Wednesday.

Moore threw just 57 of his 96 pitches for strikes and this was actually his best outing of the season. The southpaw slipped to 0-3 with an 8.76 ERA and he has allowed three or more earned runs in each start while yielding 17 hits and seven walks over just 12 1/3 innings. It has been a nightmare start for the Florida native and he shouldn't be touched outside of the deepest of AL-only fantasy formats at this point.
Apr 12 - 12:30 AM

Matt Moore really struggled in Friday’s start against the Blue Jays, allowing six runs (five earned) over 3 1/3 innings.

It wasn’t pretty, as Moore gave up five hits and walked four while also hitting a batter. He struck out just one of the 20 batters he faced. The southpaw has been rocked for 10 runs — nine earned — in 7 2/3 innings through his first two starts. There’s little reason for optimism in this situation.
Apr 7 - 12:47 AM

Matt Moore took a loss to the Astros on Saturday after giving up four runs in four innings.

He struck out six batters without issuing a walk but gave up seven hits, including a two-run homer by Jake Marisnick in the second inning. The former super-elite prospect stumbled to a 6-15 record and 5.52 ERA last year with the Giants and moves to a much tougher environment in Texas this year.
Mar 31 - 8:15 PM

Matt Moore didn’t have it on Wednesday, yielding eight hits and five runs over two innings in the Rangers’ Cactus League loss to the Cubs.

Moore walked two and struck out one. The left-hander got off to a rocky start and never recovered. He let one run come across in the first, three more in the second and one in the third before finally getting the hook from skipper Jeff Banister. He allowed three extra-base hits including home runs to Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber. Wednesday’s disaster increased Moore’s spring ERA from 4.00 to 7.36.
Mar 21 - 7:22 PM

Matt Moore surrendered five runs -- three earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in Friday's Cactus League game against the Mariners.

He struck out five batters against just one walk but allowed eight base hits, including a two-run bomb by Dan Vogelbach. Moore is trying to move past a dismal 2017 season that saw him go 6-15 with a 5.52 ERA with the Giants. He will have to do it in a much less pitcher-friendly park this year, but he has been good for long stretches in prior seasons and could make for a cheap flyer at the end of drafts this year.
Mar 16 - 7:14 PM

Matt Moore yielded one run on two walks and a hit over 2 2/3 innings Monday in a Cactus League start against the Giants.

Moore worked two shutout innings in his Cactus League debut last week against the White Sox, but he was a little more shaky on Monday. The 28-year-old left-hander is a poor fantasy bet for the 2018 season after registering a 5.52 ERA over 174 1/3 innings with the Giants in 2017. Texas acquired the former top prospect in December for a pair of minor league right-handers.
Mar 5 - 4:50 PM

Matt Moore allowed one hit over two shutout frames Wednesday in the Rangers’ Cactus League loss to the White Sox.

Moore retired six of the seven batters he faced with his lone blemish coming on Avisail Garcia’s leadoff double in the second inning. He mostly pitched to contact, recording three fly-outs and two pop-ups in addition to his one strikeout. Moore is hoping for a fresh start in Arlington after struggling to a miserable 5.52 ERA over 32 appearances (31 starts) for the Giants in 2017.
Feb 28 - 6:25 PM

Rangers acquired LHP Matt Moore and international signing bonus pool money from the Giants for minor league RHPs Sam Wolff and Israel Cruz.

The Giants wanted to unload Moore's $9 million 2018 salary to free up "resources to address our position player needs" according to general manager Bobby Evans. Moore was an elite prospect before flourishing in his first four major league seasons. His performance tailed off badly over the last three years and he can be viewed as a reclamation project for the Rangers. He went 6-15 with a 5.52 ERA in 174 1/3 innings for the Giants in 2017.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 09:59:00 PM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports there is a deal in place to trade LHP Matt Moore to the Rangers for prospects.

The trade is subject to the players involved passing their physicals. No word yet on which prospects would be going to the Giants. Moore will make $9 million this coming season, with the Rangers holding a $10 million team option for 2019 ($750K buyout). Moore went 6-15 with a 5.52 ERA with the Giants in 2017.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Hanser Alberto
LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
9Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Ronald Herrera
10Jose Leclerc
11Ricardo Rodriguez