Moore (back) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Saturday, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The move confirms that the back strain that sent Moore to the injured list Thursday will in fact be season-ending. His return to MLB after a 2020 season spent in Japan wound up being a disappointing one, as he struggled to a 6.29 ERA and 1.59 WHIP across 13 starts and 11 relief appearances. The transaction clears space on the 40-man roster for the Phillies to select Kyle Dohy's contract.
Moore was placed on the 10-day injured list with a low back strain Thursday, retroactive to Sept. 20.
Moore tweaked his back during batting practice Wednesday, and the issue will force him to spend time on the injured list. He'll be eligible to return prior to the end of the regular season since the move was backdated to Monday, but it's not yet clear whether he'll be healthy enough in time. Left-hander Cristopher Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his place in the bullpen.
Moore will be available out of the bullpen Saturday, with the Phillies expected to go with bullpen days in what had been his spot in the rotation, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Moore has been ineffective for most of the season, struggling to a 6.49 ERA and 1.63 WHIP across 13 starts and eight relief appearances. The expanded September rosters mean the Phillies won't need to use him to eat innings, though he could still be used in a multi-inning relief role during those bullpen games.
Moore surrendered five runs on six hits and five walks while striking out two over 3.1 innings during Tuesday's win over the Nationals. He did not factor into the decision.
A lack of control plagued Moore once again. The southpaw threw only 38 of his 82 pitches for strikes, registering a strike rate of 46.3 percent. Moore's start is the first by a Phillies pitcher with five-plus walks and two or fewer strikeouts since Henderson Alvarez in 2017. The 32-year-old has eclipsed five innings in a start just once across his last seven outings. Moore could potentially see another turn in the rotation if Zach Eflin (knee) remains on the shelf. If so, he lines up for a road start Monday at Milwaukee.
Moore (2-4) picked up the loss Thursday against Arizona, pitching four innings while allowing four runs on seven hits with two walks and two strikeouts.
Moore ran into trouble early Thursday and allowed four consecutive singles in the second inning to plate two runs, while also later surrendering a two-run home run to Nick Ahmed. The southpaw only threw 70 pitches total in the contest, and has surpassed five innings in a start once across his last six outings. Moore lines up take the mound next week in Washington if Zach Eflin (knee) remains sidelined after being scratched Thursday.
Moore will start Thursday's game against the Diamondbacks, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old will step in to start on short notice after right-hander Zach Eflin was scratched due to a knee issue. Moore made his last start Friday, so he'll be pitching on normal rest in Thursday's series opener against Arizona.
Moore didn't factor into the decision Friday against San Diego after allowing two runs on three hits and four walks while fanning four across 4.1 innings.
Moore has managed to bounce back from his Aug. 10 outing against the Dodgers in which he gave up three runs and recorded just one out -- he's now allowed just two runs across 10.1 innings (two starts) since rejoining the rotation. He's started in 11 of his 19 appearances, posting a 5.93 ERA and 1.50 WHIP across 60.2 total innings so far this season.
Moore is scheduled to start Friday's game against the Padres in San Diego.
Moore joined the rotation last week as a replacement for Chase Anderson, who had been moved to the injured list with a triceps issue, and surprised by striking out eight over six no-hit innings. The veteran southpaw had maintained a 7.67 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in his previous seven outings with the Phillies. Moore's body of work this season would suggest his most recent start is a massive outlier, but he'll at least get the chance to make one more turn through the rotation while a now-healthy Anderson works out of the bullpen.
Moore (2-3) picked up the win Saturday, tossing six no-hit, scoreless innings while walking two and striking out eight in a 6-1 win over the Reds.
The veteran southpaw got the hook after 76 pitches (48 strikes) and handed things over to the Phillies' bullpen hoping for a combined no-hitter or at least a shutout, and predictably it couldn't get the job done as Archie Bradley served up a leadoff homer to Tyler Stephenson in the eighth inning. Both of Moore's wins on the season have come in August, as he got the victory Aug. 4 against the Nats after working four innings of long relief, but despite Saturday's outstanding effort, his 6.07 ERA on the season will likely bump him back to the bullpen once one of the Phillies' other rotation options gets healthy.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Moore will likely start Saturday's game against the Reds, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
Unless he's needed in relief during the Phillies' next three games, Moore will step back into the rotation as a replacement for Chase Anderson (triceps), who was placed on the injured list last weekend. Whether working as a starter or long reliever this season, Moore has been hit hard (2.1 HR/9, 1.63 WHIP) and has exhibited poor control (9.4 percent walk rate). Even in NL-only formats, Moore may do more harm than good for fantasy managers.
Moore will be a reliever for the Phillies going forward, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The veteran had pitched fairly well before allowing six runs in his last two starts, which ballooned his ERA to 6.46 in 46 innings this season. Given his struggles, Moore doesn't figure to get any high-leverage opportunities out of the bullpen. Ranger Suarez will serve as Moore's replacement in the starting rotation.
Moore (0-3) took the loss Tuesday versus the Nationals after giving up six runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks over four innings.
Moore served up a three-run home run in each of the first two frames as Washington jumped out to an early lead. It's the second consecutive outing in which the left-hander gave up exactly six runs. He appeared set to lose his spot in the rotation with the Phillies on the verge of acquiring Tyler Anderson from the Pirates on Tuesday, but the trade fell through due to medical reasons after an initial agreement was reached. Moore has a 6.46 ERA, 1.65 WHIP and 40:22 K:BB across 46 innings this season, and he tentatively lines up for his next turn through the rotation Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Moore (0-2) allowed six earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four across six innings to take the loss Thursday against Atlanta.
The majority of the damage Moore surrendered came in the third inning. He retired the first two batters he faced but allowed two singles and a walk before serving up a grand slam to Dansby Swanson. This was Moore's longest outing of the season, which at least offset the damage of his outing to some degree. Moore now has a 5.79 ERA with a 37:20 K:BB across 42 innings on the campaign.
Moore gave up two runs on six hits and zero walks while striking out nine through 4.1 innings in the first game of Friday's doubleheader against the Marlins. He did not factor in the decision.
Moore's prior season high in strikeouts was five, set April 11 in Atlanta, so this seems like quite an outlier for the journeyman lefty. He has failed to log more than 4.1 innings in any of his last three appearances and tentatively lines up to face the Yankees on the road Wednesday.
Moore gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts across four innings in a no-decision versus the Cubs on Monday.
The runs against the left-hander came on a Jake Marisnick solo home run and a Javier Baez RBI double. Moore essentially had a turn skipped in the rotation after his spot start last Thursday was rained out -- his previous appearance was June 25. He's pitched to a 5.60 ERA, 1.68 WHIP and 23:14 K:BB across 27.1 innings in a versatile role. He tentatively projects to make one more start before the All-Star break, but it would be a tough one during this weekend's series in Boston.
Moore and the Phillies won't play the Marlins on Thursday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in Philadelphia, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
The two sides have yet to announce a make-up date for the postponed game. Considering that Moore was scheduled to make a spot start Thursday after Zach Eflin fell ill, the Phillies may elect to push the southpaw to the back of their pitching schedule. If that's the case, Moore likely wouldn't be in line to make his next start until Tuesday in Chicago against the Cubs.
Moore will start Thursday's game against the Marlins after Zach Eflin was scratched with an illness, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Moore initially appeared set to step into the rotation during this weekend's series against the Padres, filling the starting role that had previously been occupied by Spencer Howard, who was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Tuesday. Eflin's illness resulted in a late change of plans, but Moore should still be ready to handle a normal starter's workload despite taking the hill on short notice. Moore will be pitching on five days' rest after he tossed five scoreless frames against the Mets last Friday in the second game of a doubleheader.
Phillies manager Joe Girardi said Moore will start Saturday's game against the Padres in Philadelphia, Matt Gelb of The Athletic reports.
At least temporarily, Philadelphia will go with a six-man rotation, as both Moore and Spencer Howard are picking up starts this week. Howard lasted just 2.1 innings in Monday's 12-4 loss to the Reds and is now sitting on a 5.82 ERA and 1.57 WHIP across nine outings with the big club, so Moore could put himself in position to stick in the rotation over the youngster if the Phillies elect to move back to a five-man starting staff at some point. After struggling in his first three starts of the season, Moore was moved to the bullpen in late April, but he impressed in a spot start last week against the Mets. He worked five scoreless frames in that outing while limiting New York to three hits and one walk.
Moore allowed three hits and a walk over five scoreless innings against the Mets during the second game of Friday's doubleheader. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.
It was Moore's first outing since May 20 after he spent roughly a month on the injured list with a back issue. He turned in his best outing of the season and lowered his ERA to 5.79 through 23.1 innings. It's unclear if he'll get another turn in the rotation or head back to the bullpen.
Moore will start one of the games in Friday's doubleheader against the Mets, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
The veteran southpaw was reinstated from the injured list Wednesday and will receive a starting opportunity in Friday's doubleheader. Moore has a 7.36 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 17:11 K:BB across 18.1 innings with five homers allowed this season.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/16||vs CHC||W 17-8||1.0||1||2||2||0|
|09/10||vs COL||L 2-11||2.0||1||0||0||1|
|09/06||@ MIL||W 12-0||2.0||0||0||1||3|
|08/31||@ WAS||W 12-6||3.1||6||5||5||2|
|08/26||vs ARI||L 7-8||1||4.0||7||4||2||2|
|08/20||@ SD||W 4-3||4.1||3||2||4||4|
|08/14||vs CIN||W 6-1||1||6.0||0||0||2||8|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2010||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||144.0||26||26||0||6||11||0||208||61||109||3.38||1.181|
|2015||AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab||11.0||3||3||0||0||0||0||9||4||9||1.64||1.182|