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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle hears the Giants are on the verge of trading LHP Matt Moore and/or Hunter Pence to free up payroll space.

He reports the deal is done pending a physical but there is no word on where they would be going nor what the Giants would get in return. Moore will make $9 million in 2018 and Pence is slated to draw $18.5 million in the coming season. Both players underperformed in 2017, so the club may not get much talent back in a trade with their main goal being a salary purge. The inference here is the Giants could be marshaling their resources to make a run for one of the top remaining free agents, possibly J.D. Martinez, Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas or Yu Darvish.
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 07:20:00 PM

Giants exercised their $9 million club option on LHP Matt Moore for 2018.

Giants general manager Bobby Evans said back in September that the club was already planning to pick up the option, but it's now official. Moore fell apart with a 5.52 ERA in 174 1/3 innings this past season, but the Giants are willing to take their chances on a rebound.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 02:47:00 PM

Matt Moore was hammered for eight runs - seven earned - and five hits with three walks and no strikeouts while recording just four outings in Tuesday's loss in Arizona.

It has been a forgettable season for Moore, who slipped to 6-15 while his ERA skyrocketed to 5.52. He isn't scheduled to make another start this season, so he'll likely be called upon for long relief down the stretch. Moore will be back for the 2018, as general manager Bobby Evans confirmed last week that the club plans to pick up his $9 million option.
Wed, Sep 27, 2017 02:24:00 AM

Matt Moore threw six scoreless innings against Colorado in a 4-0 win on Wednesday.

Moore has had a very disappointing season for the Giants, but this was a nice reminder that his struggles are not due to a lack of talent. He did allow six hits and two walks, but he struck out six and was able to keep the Rockies off the scoreboard. He'll look to build on this start when he gets the ball against Arizona on Tuesday in what will be the southpaw's last start of 2017.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Giants general manager Bobby Evans told Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times that the club plans to pick up Matt Moore's $9 million club option for 2018.

The 28-year-old Moore has a disappointing 5.39 ERA this season, the highest among qualified starters in the National League, but he's healthy and capable of better. It's also worth noting that the Giants would hold a $10 million club option on him for 2019 if he bounces back. Given the market for starting pitching, the Giants will take their chances.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 10:09:00 PM

Matt Moore lasted 4 1/3 innings and gave up four runs Wednesday in a loss to the Dodgers.

Cody Bellinger was too much for Moore to handle, driving in three of the four runs with a triple and a homer. It was Moore's shortest start since July 7. He hasn't been good at any point, but he has steadily lowered his ERA from 6.04 headed into the break to 5.39 now.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017 02:44:00 AM

Matt Moore improved to 5-13 after allowing two runs in 6 2/3 innings Friday against the White Sox.

The only damage was a two-run homer from Avisail Garcia in the fourth inning. Moore fanned four and walked a pair in the victory. The southpaw has had a disappointing season on the whole with a 5.31 ERA, but he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four out of his last five starts.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 01:29:00 AM

Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle writes that "chances are" the Giants will exercise Matt Moore's $9 million option for 2018.

Moore has suffered through a rocky 2017 campaign that's seen him post a 5.42 ERA over 156 innings. However, there are a few reasons why picking up his option for 2018 makes sense. For one, it will give them an additional $10 million option for 2019. Also, while Moore's inconsistency can be maddening, he's still only 28 and has had some dominant starts as a Giants, including a near no-hitter and also a brillant NLDS outing versus the Cubs.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Matt Moore was knocked around in Tuesday's loss to the Padres, giving up five runs on eight hits over his five frames.

The veteran southpaw walked one and struck out two on the night. The wheels fell off the tracks in the fourth inning where Jabari Blash hit a solo homer and Manuel Margot added a three-run shot. He'll carry a disappointing 5.49 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into Sunday's start against the Cardinals.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 01:28:00 AM

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