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January 29, 2021 11:04 AM
Phillies' Matt Moore: Returns stateside with Phillies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Phillies on Friday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

The veteran lefty cruised to a 3.53 ERA over his first four big-league seasons but went overseas to join the NPB's Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in 2020 after struggling to a 5.13 ERA over his next five campaigns. Moore was limited to just 13 starts for the Japanese champions due to a calf injury, but he was quite good when available, finishing with a 2.65 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and a 27.8 percent strikeout rate. Giving Moore a big-league deal suggests the Phillies think he has a real role to play this season, and that role could be as the team's fifth starter, as Vince Velasquez doesn't provide the stiffest competition for that job.

December 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Matt Moore: Will play in Japan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore (knee) signed a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Nippon Professional Baseball on Thursday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Moore was once considered one of the top prospects in baseball after two solid seasons with the Rays in 2012 and 2013, but a slew of injuries hindered his development in subsequent seasons. The southpaw will look to improve his stock overseas after he made only two appearances for the Tigers last season as a result of a knee injury. If he can perform well in Japan, it wouldn't be surprising to see the 30-year-old back in the majors at some point in the future.

April 30, 2019 06:28 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Transferred to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore (knee) was moved to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

Moore has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2019 season after undergoing knee surgery, so the Tigers will open up a spot on the 40-man roster by transferring him to the 60-day injured list. Harold Castro was added to the 40-man in a corresponding move.

April 17, 2019 04:40 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Done for season after surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore (knee) will miss the rest of the 2019 season after undergoing meniscus surgery Wednesday, Jason Beck of reports.

Moore initially believed he could avoid surgery, but the Tigers later determined a procedure would be necessary. The southpaw was optimistic that his surgery would keep him sidelined for 4-to-6 weeks, but his timeline was pushed back after doctors detected more damage than expected. Moore will become a free agent after the season and may have to settle for a one-year contract with limited guaranteed money after missing nearly all of 2019 due to injury.

April 14, 2019 12:44 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Set for knee surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore will undergo surgery Wednesday to address a meniscus tear in his right knee, Jason Beck of reports.

Moore indicated earlier in the week he might be able to avoid surgery, but his brief attempt at rehab apparently didn't yield any improvement. More clarity on Moore's timeline for a return should become available once the procedure is completed, though the southpaw said he's hopeful that he'll need just 4-to-6 weeks to heal up if no reconstructive work is needed for the knee, per Beck.

April 9, 2019 12:52 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Thinks he'll avoid surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore said Tuesday that he's optimistic that he can treat his sprained right knee through rest and rehab rather than surgery, Cody Stavenhagen of The Athletic reports.

The southpaw has yet to formally decide whether to undergo surgery for the knee issue -- which he believes is meniscus-related -- but the lack of swelling he's experienced since suffering the injury in Saturday's start against the Royals offers encouragement that a procedure won't be necessary. In any event, Moore will almost certainly miss more than the minimum 10 days, paving the way for Daniel Norris to receive multiple turns through the Detroit rotation.

April 7, 2019 01:48 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Contemplating surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore and the Tigers are still determining whether surgery or rest and rehab is the better method for treating the sprained right knee he sustained in his start Saturday against the Royals, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

With three strikeouts over three scoreless frames, Moore was well on his way to his second straight excellent outing to open the season before exiting with the knee injury. The Tigers announced just two hours after Moore's departure that he would shift to the 10-day injured list, with the team anticipating that he would miss at least a couple of weeks. A firmer timeline for Moore's return should become available once it's decided how he'll treat the injury, but any surgical procedure would almost certainly increase the length of his absence. Daniel Norris will get the first crack at replacing the southpaw in the rotation.

April 6, 2019 05:00 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Heading to injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore is heading to the injured list with a right knee sprain.

Moore suffered the injury during his start Saturday against the Royals and left after three innings. It's unclear how much time he's expected to miss, but he'll be forced to skip at least one start. Daniel Norris is expected to take his place in the rotation.

April 6, 2019 03:52 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Exits with knee sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore left Saturday's game with a right knee sprain, Jason Beck of reports.

The severity of the injury is not yet clear. He had been breezing through his start prior to being removed, throwing three scoreless innings with three strikeouts and just one hit allowed.

April 1, 2019 12:16 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Earns quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore gave up no runs on two hits with one walk over seven innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Sunday. He struck out six.

Moore was exceptional, striking out six batters on his way to his first quality start of the season. It was a welcome sight for the left-hander, who struggled through a disastrous 6.79 ERA last year. The southpaw will look to keep rolling in his next start against Kansas City on Saturday at Comerica Park.

March 27, 2019 09:04 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Will start the season fourth
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore will start the fourth game of the season for the Tigers, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.

The Tigers will roll out Jordan Zimmermann, Matt Boyd, Spencer Turnbull and then Moore. This lines the lefty up to face the Blue Jays in Toronto on Sunday. Fantasy owners should tread carefully with Moore, as he struggled each of the last two seasons and didn't show much improvement this spring.

March 26, 2019 06:32 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Ends spring with a dud
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore allowed four runs (three earned) on four hits across three innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays. He walked one and struck out three.

Lined up against one of his former teams, Moore struggled and ran his final spring training ERA up to 5.48. The Tigers don't have a ton of better options for their rotation, so Moore should have a spot fairly well secured. However, after finishing the last two seasons with ERAs of 5.52 and 6.79, the lefty will have to show some improvement to garner attention from fantasy owners.

March 10, 2019 08:36 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Pitches better Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore tossed four scoreless innings in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Yankees. He allowed two hits and struck out six.

Moore has been a little up and down this spring, but the strong outing lowered his Grapefruit League ERA to 3.97. The lefty might not be consistent from start to start this season, but he should have pretty good job security in a rebuilding Detroit rotation.

March 6, 2019 07:40 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Tagged for three runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore allowed three runs on three hits over three innings in Tuesday's Grapefruit League loss to the Blue Jays. He walked three and didn't record a strikeout.

After starting his spring with two scoreless innings, Moore has allowed five runs over his last 5.1 innings of work. The lefty was bad in 2018, and while he probably has a pretty good hold on a rotation spot in Detroit, he doesn't look like a particularly appealing fantasy option at this point.

February 28, 2019 10:32 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Improves to 2-0 this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore grabbed the win in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves, allowing two runs on three hits in 2.1 innings of work. He didn't walk anyone and struck out three.

Moore has now tossed 4.1 innings this spring across two starts, picking up a win in each outing and striking out four. The lefty endured a disastrous 2018 with Texas, posting a 6.79 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over 102 innings, but without a ton of other great options in Detroit's rotation, Moore could lock himself in if he finds some success early in the season.

February 12, 2019 03:16 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Absent for start of camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore left the Tigers' spring camp Tuesday due to the impending birth of his child, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.

Moore is expected to be away from the team for the next few days to spend time with his wife and the newest addition to their family. The missed time shouldn't put him too far behind the rest of the Tigers' other pitchers, though it could result in him making one or two fewer starts in Grapefruit League play. Guaranteed $2.5 million this season after striking a deal with Detroit in November, Moore is likely in the driver's seat for a back-end rotation spot but will be far from a dependable fantasy option after delivering a 6.79 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 102 frames with Texas in 2018.

November 27, 2018 01:36 PM
Tigers' Matt Moore: Lands in Detroit
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore agreed to a one-year contract with the Tigers on Tuesday, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

According to Passan, the deal -- which is still pending a physical -- guarantees Moore between $2 and $3 million dollars. The southpaw struggled in 2018, posting a 6.79 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 7.6 K/9 across 102 innings for the Rangers. He was bounced from Texas' rotation in June after compiling an 8.02 ERA through 12 starts, though he should still get an opportunity to win a rotation spot for the pitching-starved Tigers in 2019. Moore owns a 5.22 ERA and 7.7 K/9 over the last four seasons, so he doesn't figure to carry much fantasy value regardless of his role.

November 2, 2018 04:16 PM
Matt Moore: Rangers decline 2019 option
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Rangers declined Moore's $10 million option for 2019 on Friday.

This comes as no surprise, as Moore struggled mightily in 2018, posting a 6.79 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 7.6 K/9 across 102 innings. The southpaw was dropped from the team's rotation in June after posting an 8.02 ERA across 12 starts. Given his ugly 5.22 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over the past four seasons, his days as a viable major-league starter appear to be over.

July 8, 2018 12:56 PM
Rangers' Matt Moore: Gives team innings Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore allowed two hits and four walks while striking out six over 4.1 innings of relief in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Tigers.

The left-hander entered this one early when Cole Hamels was chased after giving up seven runs in two-thirds of an inning. Since being yanked from the starting rotation, Moore has pitched mostly as a long reliever. He's allowed five runs on nine hits and six walks while striking out 13 over 12.2 innings, spanning five appearances. In four of those five outings, Moore has pitched at least two innings.

June 13, 2018 08:00 PM
Rangers' Matt Moore: Shifted to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Moore has been removed from the starting rotation and shifted to a bullpen role, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

He'll no longer make his scheduled start over the weekend, though the Rangers have yet to announce his replacement in the rotation. This isn't all too surprising, as Moore struggled mightily through 12 starts this season, compiling an 8.02 ERA and 41:26 K:BB across 55 innings of work. He tossed a scoreless inning of relief in his lone appearance out of the bullpen this season, so maybe he'll fare better in a long-relief role.

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