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Matt Moore | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Matt Moore will rejoin the Rays' rotation on Saturday in New York versus the Yankees.
Moore was demoted to the minors after holding an 8.78 ERA in six starts, but he got his act together at Triple-A Durham, posting a 3.30 mark and 43/8 K/BB ratio over 30 innings. He remains a sketchy fantasy play down the stretch, but those in AL-only leagues can probably take the gamble. Sep 2 - 3:52 PM

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Rays recalled LHP Matt Moore from Triple-A Durham.

Moore was demoted about a month ago after posting an 8.78 ERA over six starts in his return from Tommy John surgery. The results have been much better at the Triple-A level, with a 3.30 ERA and 43/8 K/BB ratio in 30 innings across five starts. He could rejoin the Rays' rotation this weekend against the Yankees.
Sep 1 - 9:27 AM

Matt Moore will rejoin the Rays' rotation when rosters expand in September.

Moore was awful in six starts with the big club but has rebounded at Triple-A Durham, posting a 3.30 ERA and 43/8 K/BB ratio over 30 innings. That includes a 16-strikeout game two starts ago. It's unclear who Moore will replace in the rotation, although he's on the same schedule as Erasmo Ramirez. "It seems Matt is in a really good place, and to his credit, he went down there and worked on some things we thought he needed to work on, and he also agreed,'' manager Kevin Cash said.
Aug 30 - 12:06 PM

Matt Moore struck out 16 batters in six innings Saturday evening at Triple-A Durham.

That's a new Durham record. Moore was optioned to the minors on August 3 after going 1-3 with an 8.78 ERA over his first six starts for the Rays coming off Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. The 26-year-old left-hander should be back in the majors soon.
Aug 22 - 8:57 PM

Rays optioned LHP Matt Moore to Triple-A Durham.

Moore went 1-3 with an 8.78 ERA in six starts after returning July 2 from Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old southpaw clearly needs to build more arm strength and the Rays want him to do it as a starter in the minors rather than in the bullpen as a mop-up man. Tampa Bay has some upcoming off days and will roll with a four-man rotation for the time being.
Aug 3 - 2:26 PM

Matt Moore will be sent down to Triple-A Durham.

The move will be made official on Monday. Moore hasn't looked right since coming back from Tommy John surgery. In six starts, he's 1-3 with a horrifying 8.78 ERA. Opponents have hit .365 against him with four homers in 26 2/3 innings. For now, the Rays will go with a four-man rotation of Chris Archer, Nathan Karns, Jake Odorizzi and Erasmo Ramirez.
Aug 1 - 7:33 PM

Matt Moore was knocked around in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, allowing six runs on nine hits in just three innings of work.

Moore walked one and struck out two on the afternoon. As can be expected for a young hurler returning from Tommy John surgery, Moore has been very inconsistent through his first six starts. He owns a troublesome 8.78 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 17/13 K/BB ratio through 26 2/3 innings. He'll strive for better results when he takes on the Mets at home on Friday.
Aug 1 - 5:16 PM

Matt Moore's struggles continued in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday, serving up five runs in five innings.

The Orioles jumped on him for three runs in the first inning, then Caleb Joseph tacked on two more with a home run in the fourth. Moore was, at the very least, able to complete the fifth inning for only the second time in five starts. He allowed eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. The lefty owns a terrible 7.61 ERA with a 1.90 WHIP and a 15/12 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings. Moore will get the ball in Boston against the Red Sox next.
Jul 26 - 4:04 PM

Matt Moore lost on Monday against the Phillies, yielding four runs in 4 2/3 innings.

It's the third time in four starts Moore has failed to complete the fifth inning. The Phillies scored three times in the second inning and twice in the fifth to finish off the lefty, who overall allowed five hits and three walks while striking out three. Since coming off of the disabled list, he has a 7.23 ERA, a 1.88 WHIP, and an 11/10 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings. Moore starts at home against the Orioles next.
Jul 20 - 9:59 PM

Matt Moore will make his first start of the second half on Monday against the Phillies.

He'll be followed by Nathan Karns on Tuesday to round out the Rays rotation post All-Star break. Moore struggled in his first three starts, compiling a 7.07 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 8/7 K/BB ratio over his 14 innings.
Jul 16 - 7:25 PM

Matt Moore won on Sunday against the Astros, yielding three runs in five innings in his third start of the season.

Moore wasn't able to complete the fifth inning in either of his two starts coming into Sunday's action. He still wasn't sharp, walking three while allowing five hits and striking out three, but he mostly limited the damage. Jose Altuve did the most damage with a two-run home run in the fourth. Moore heads into the All-Star break with a 7.07 ERA, a 1.93 WHIP, and an 8/7 K/BB ratio in 14 innings.
Jul 12 - 3:59 PM

Making his first start since April 7, 2014, Matt Moore allowed four runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings in Thursday's no-decision against the Indians.

Moore had been on the shelf for over a year as he recovered from Tommy John surgery. He held a 2.95 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 minor league rehab innings before the Rays eased him back into action against the Indians on Thursday. Throwing 53 of his 84 pitches for strikes, he struck out four and walked two in the contest. After putting up zeros on the scoreboard through the first three innings, he allowed a run in the fourth, then three straight RBI singles in the fifth before being relieved of duty. Moore was an All-Star in 2013, but it's reasonable to expect some inconsistency here, as it's been a long time since the southpaw faced major league hitting. He'll take to the road for a potential tough test against the Royals as he tries to work himself back into game-shape.
Jul 2 - 3:20 PM

Rays activated LHP Matt Moore from the 60-day disabled list.

Moore will start Thursday for the Rays, his first start since April 7 of last season. The southpaw owned a 2.95 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings while rehabbing in the minors. Moore was an All-Star in 2013 and, while he'll have some bumps along the way, should enjoy a return to form eventually. Whether that's in 2015 is still anyone's guess.
Jul 1 - 10:53 PM

The Rays officially announced that Matt Moore (elbow) will make his season debut on Thursday against the Indians.

Moore struck out eight while allowing two runs over five innings for Triple-A Durham on Saturday in his final rehab start. Overall, he held a 2.95 ERA and 24/8 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 frames across five rehab outings. The numbers are nice, but Moore's velocity hasn't returned to pre-Tommy John levels yet and he's a guy who had control issues before the operation. Fantasy owners would be wise not to get too carried away with expectations.
Jun 29 - 10:23 PM

Matt Moore (elbow) will make his final minor league rehab start at Triple-A Durham on Saturday and is expected to rejoin the Rays rotation on Thursday against the Indians.

The only thing that could derail that plan would be a setback in Saturday's minor league tune-up. The 26-year-old southpaw has a high ceiling and is worth an add in most mixed leagues, though his command could continue to be a problem.
Jun 26 - 11:47 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3J.P. Arencibia
4Luke Maile
1B1James Loney
2Richie Shaffer
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Daniel Nava
3Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Matt Andriese
9Enny Romero
10C.J. Riefenhauser
11Kirby Yates
12Nate Karns