Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 2 weeks ago

Moore got the start in left field on Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Denard Span was getting a rest, pushing Michael Taylor to center field and giving Moore a rare start. Taylor appears to be Nats manager Matt Williams' preferred option in left while Jayson Werth (wrist) is out, however, so don't look for a big increase in Moore's at-bats in the short term.

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 1 month ago

Moore hit a two-run homer and added a single in five at-bats Wednesday in a win over Boston.

He'd gone 0-for-10 to start the year, so it's nice to see Moore show up in this one, though he also struck out twice. With Jayson Werth back, Moore's going to see minimal time in the outfield for the Nats, but they've got the convenience of the DH right now to get him in the lineup.

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 1 month ago

Moore is in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

Moore will get the start in left field in place of Jayson Werth, who will serve as the designated hitter Wednesday after playing in his first game of the season Tuesday. Moore will bat seventh against Red Sox starter Wade Miley.

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 2 months ago

Moore is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mets, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Moore had started the first two games of the year for the Nationals, going a combined 0-for-5 at the dish with two strikeouts. He'll give way to Clint Robinson in left field Thursday afternoon, as manager Matt Williams likely wants to get another left-handed bat on his card against righty Matt Harvey.

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 2 months ago

Moore will start in left field for the Nationals on Opening Day and bat eighth, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Jayson Werth should return from his shoulder injury within the next week or two, sending Moore to the bench, but in the meantime Moore will get a chance show that his big spring wasn't a fluke.

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 2 months ago

Moore will play left field and hit eighth in the Nationals' final exhibition game on Saturday against the Yankees, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Other than the Nats needing a DH, Saturday's lineup looks to be the one the club will use to kick off the regular season. Coming off a big spring, Moore could provide some short-term fantasy value while he keeps a starting spot warm for Jayson Werth (shoulder).

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 2 months ago

Moore could be the Nationals' Opening Day left fielder, the Washington Post reports.

With Jayson Werth (shoulder) and Nate McLouth (shoulder) both likely to begin the season on the DL, Moore is essentially battling newcomers Matt den Dekker and Reed Johnson for the honor, and Moore provides the club with the best offensive option of the three. He may not hold the job for long, but if he carries his hot spring forward into the regular season he could provide some early fantasy value.

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 2 months ago

Moore got the start in left field and went 2-for-3 Friday with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

He's doing everything he can to prove he deserves to be on a major league roster this year, and Moore is now hitting .387/.394/.742 in 31 at-bats, with eight of his 12 hits going for extra bases. Given the Nationals' injuries in the outfield, Moore could well break camp with the club and have some value in the early part of the season.

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 3 months ago

Moore has come out firing this spring, going 4-for-5 through the Nationals' first two games with two doubles, a triple and a home run.

He also misplayed a ball in right field, however, and unless injuries open up a roster spot Moore could have a hard time cracking the 25-man roster as a right-handed bench bat on a team with a decidedly rightward lean in its starting lineup. His best bet for regular at-bats in 2015 might have to come in another organization.

Tyler Moore 1B/LF WAS 3 months ago

Despite being out of options, Moore could be a bit behind Mike Carp in the spring battle for a bench spot given the Nationals' need for left-handed hitters, the Washington Post reports.

If Moore doesn't make the 25-man roster, he's unlikely to clear waivers, complicating the roster decisions for the Nats. Given the injury history of first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, whoever wins the job backing him up could have more fantasy value than expected in deeper NL-only leagues.