Moore was acquired by the Royals from the Rangers on Wednesday for cash considerations.
The MLB trade deadline may have come and gone last week, but minor leaguers like Moore are still free to be traded. The 35-year-old signed a minor-league deal with the Rangers in February and has a .255/.363/.349 slash line in 31 games at Triple-A.
Moore was reassigned to minor-league camp Tuesday.
Moore received a major-league camp invitation with his minor-league deal in February but was never particularly likely to make the team. The veteran has appeared in at least one major-league game in nine of the last 10 years but has only once gotten into more than nine games in a season.
Moore signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Thursday which includes an invitation to spring training, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
Moore spent the majority of last season at Triple-A, hitting just .219/.260/.347 in 58 games with Durham. The veteran backstop owns a career .199/.239/.312 slash line across parts of nine major-league seasons (104 games).
Moore was removed from the Rays' 40-man roster Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Moore and fellow catcher Jesus Sucre were cast off the team's 40-man roster in order to clear space for younger prospects in need of protection from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The veteran backstop appeared in just eight games for Tampa Bay in 2018, hitting .222/.263/.444 with one homer.
Moore went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI in Friday's 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays.
It's his first homer for Tampa Bay this season, and his first in the majors since 2012 with the Royals. Moore and his .550 career OPS will head into next season as a depth catching option once again, whether for the Rays or for another organization.
Moore was activated off the restricted list Tuesday.
Moore missed Monday's contest in Toronto due to a passport issue. The issue has apparently been resolved, and he'll be eligible to play for the remainder of the series.
Moore was placed on the restricted list Monday due to improper documentation with his passport, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Rays are playing the Blue Jays in Canada for three days. It's unclear whether the issue will be resolved quickly or if he'll miss the entire series. He's temporarily off the 40-man roster until the issue is resolved. The Rays called up Nick Ciuffo as a backup catcher while Moore is unavailable.
Moore had his contract selected from Triple-A Durham on Friday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
Moore will rejoin the big-league roster as Michael Perez (hamstring) heads to the DL. During a brief cup of coffee with the Rays in July, Moore started two games, going 1-for-6 with one run scored and two strikeouts. Across 58 contest with Durham in 2018, he's slashed .219/.260/.347.
Moore will head to Triple-A Durham after clearing waivers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Moore was designated for assignment Thursday, and after receiving little interest from other teams around the league, he'll accept his assignment with the Bulls. The 34-year-old backstop is batting .215 with two homers and 22 RBI through 44 games at Triple-A in 2018.
Moore will be designated for assignment by the Rays prior to Thursday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Moore will wind up having gotten into just one game for the Rays, going hitless in three at-bats. New acquisition Michael Perez will jump ahead of him on the catcher depth chart, backing up Jesus Sucre until Wilson Ramos returns from his hamstring injury. It will now likely take another injury for Moore to return to the big leagues.
Moore's contract was selected by the Rays on Friday, Juan Toribio of The Athletic Tampa Bay reports.
The Rays will need a second catcher with Wilson Ramos out with a strained hamstring. Moore has spent parts of eight seasons in the big leagues but has appeared in just 96 games and none since 2016. He has a .197/.237/.303 line overall and is unlikely to be used in anything other than a backup role while he remains with the team.
The Rays reassigned Moore to their minor-league camp Sunday.
Moore's dismissal means that Jesus Sucre has secured his spot as the No. 2 catcher behind Wilson Ramos. Look for the 33-year-old Moore to open the season at Triple-A Durham.
Moore (thumb) replaced starter Jesus Sucre behind the plate in the Rays' 4-3 Grapefruit League loss to the Red Sox on Saturday, striking out in his lone at-bat.
It marked Moore's first spring action since March 6 after the veteran backstop was sidelined with a left thumb injury. Moore doesn't look like a serious candidate for the Rays' Opening Day roster, with the team expected to proceed with Wilson Ramos and Sucre as its two catchers.
Moore will be sidelined for 5-to-6 days after suffering a left thumb injury, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.
Moore is in big-league camp as a non-roster invitee and is likely to begin the year at the Triple-A level after signing with the organization last month. He should return to game action around the end of next week.
Moore signed a minor-league contract with the Rays on Saturday which includes an invitation to spring training, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick reports.
Moore will serve as organizational depth at the catching position for the Rays, although he will likely spend most of the season at the Triple-A level barring an injury. In 2017, he played in 76 games for Triple-A Columbus within the Indians' system, slashing .238/.313/.369 with eight home runs and 33 RBI. Moore has appeared in just 30 major-league games over the last seven seasons.
Moore (quadriceps) was reinstated from the DL on Friday.
Moore returns from a two-week stay on the disabled list with a right quad injury. The catcher is hitting .235/.312/.346 with four home runs and 14 RBI during 42 games this season for Triple-A Columbus.
Moore was placed on the 7-day disabled list Friday for Triple-A Columbus with a right quad injury.
The injury may explain Moore's recent skid at the plate following his solid start to the season. The 33-year-old is hitting just .114/.205/.200 over his last 11 games after batting .295 with nine RBI in May. It's unclear as to the severity of the ailment at this point, but anything extensive would certainly put a damper on an otherwise productive year.
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. 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' active 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 performed well thus far. In his major league career, Moore has hit .201/.241/.309 with a 31 percent K-rate.
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