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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
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Moore pitched well in Sunday's regular season finale win over the Blue Jays, yielding just one run on four hits over six innings.
Moore struck out four and walked four on the afternoon. Chris Colabello yanked a solo home run off him in the fourth inning for the only scoring damage on his line. The 26-year-old southpaw closes the 2015 regular season with a 5.43 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 46/23 K/BB ratio across 63 innings. Oct 4 - 7:10 PM

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Matt Moore held the Marlins to one run in seven innings, but was stuck with a no-decision as the Rays won on Tuesday.

Moore scattered seven hits and a walk while striking out three. The Marlins pushed across their lone run against him early, thanks to an RBI double from Christian Yelich. The lefty has tossed the ball well in his last three starts, but still holds an ugly 5.84 ERA, a 1.56 WHIP, and a 42/19 K/BB ratio over 57 innings this season. Moore has one start remaining, at home against the Blue Jays.
Sep 29 - 9:44 PM

Matt Moore won on Tuesday, limiting the Red Sox to two runs over 6 2/3 innings.

The lefty has had a pretty forgettable 2015, but tossed seven shutout innings his last time out and continued to pitch well on Tuesday. Moore gave up two early runs on a Travis Shaw single, but overall held the Red Sox to seven hits and two walks while striking out seven. He still has an ugly 6.48 ERA with a 1.62 WHIP and a 39/18 K/BB ratio over 50 innings. The Blue Jays await him in his next start, which will occur at the Rogers Centre.
Sep 22 - 9:57 PM

Matt Moore blanked the Orioles for seven innings, striking out nine, in a no-decision Thursday.

Moore was dominant for the first time in the majors this year, allowing just two hits and walking none. That's quite an accomplishment for a guy who entered with an 8.42 ERA in eight starts, none of which lasted longer than five innings. Alas, the Rays bullpen blew the game for him. Still, the more important thing for the franchise was that Moore pitched so well.
Sep 17 - 10:55 PM

Matt Moore struggled mightily in Saturday's 10-4 loss to the Red Sox, allowing eight runs (six earned) on nine hits over five innings.

Moore allowed a pair of home runs to David Ortiz, plus dingers by Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia. In eight starts covering 36 1/3 innings, the 26-year-old southpaw is pitching to a rough 8.42 ERA and 1.92 WHIP. Needless to say, he shouldn't be relied on for fantasy purposes in his upcoming home start against the Orioles.
Sep 12 - 9:14 PM

Matt Moore allowed two runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Yankees.

Making his return to the Rays' rotation, Moore was strong out of the gate before losing stream. The southpaw allowed three hits and two walks while striking out three. He threw 48 out of 78 pitches for strikes. There were flashes of improvement here from what we saw in his previous stint with the Rays this season, but he remains a shaky fantasy option.
Sep 5 - 4:57 PM

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

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

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3Drew Smyly
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Matt Moore
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