The sun appears to be setting on Adam Moore's big league catching career. Moore has been bouncing between Triple-A and the major leagues since 2009, though he has not played double-digit MLB games since 2010, when he made 218 appearances at the plate in 60 games. In 2016, the 32-year-old played in nine games, amassing five plate appearances, while striking out three times and failing to reach base. He didn't exactly light up Triple-A either, slashing .247/.316/.365 with seven home runs and 31 RBI in 86 games, while also only throwing out 29 percent of potential basestealers, though that's actually nine points higher than his career average. He re-signed with the Indians on a minor league contract, although his major league opportunities will likely be limited once again with Yan Gomes and Roberto Perez occupying spots on the 25-man roster.
Moore agreed to a minor league deal with the Indians on Monday that includes an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports. The 32-year-old catcher spent most of his time in Triple-A Columbus, slashing .247/.316/.365 in 329 plate appearances in the process. He was briefly called up to the Indians, going hitless in five at-bats with four strikeouts. Given his career slash line of .197/.237/.303 in 292 major league plate appearances, he will likely serve as organizational depth again for the Tribe.
Moore was outrighted to Triple-A Columbus on Monday. Moore went hitless in his brief stint with Cleveland in September, and given his inauspicious showing in the minors, it was only a matter of time before the journeyman catcher was cast off the 40-man roster. The 32-year-old will likely go on to act as organizational depth next season.
Moore was added to the Indians' 40-man roster Thursday. Moore spent his entire year with Columbus, posting an uninspiring .247/.316/.365 line over 86 games. The 32-year-old has some MLB experience, but hasn't had an impressive performance while doing so. In his major league career, Moore has hit .201/.241/.309 with a 31 percent strikeout rate.
Moore (elbow) was put on the 7-day DL on Wednesday. The 32-year-old catcher was hitting .268 with five home runs with Triple-A Columbus this season before injuring his elbow. It's currently unknown exactly what his return timetable is, but the earliest he can return would be against Toledo on July 14.
Moore accepted his designation to Triple-A Columbus on Sunday. Moore was designated for assignment on May 4 after failing to make an appearance during his brief stint with the team. He'll now return to the Triple-A level to get more reps, and likely won't be back unless an injury at the Major League level forces a need for a backup catcher.