Matt Moore
P TEX
3 months ago

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.

EDGE Analysis

Moore 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, the left-hander 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 appearances, Moore has pitched at least two innings.

Matt Moore
P TEX
3 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

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.

Matt Moore
P TEX
3 months ago

Manager Jeff Banister reported Tuesday that Moore may not make his next turn through the rotation, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Rangers are noncommittal on Moore's current spot in the starting rotation, as the veteran maintains a brutal 7.88 ERA and 2.04 WHIP on the year. If he is indeed bumped from the rotation, minor leaguers Austin Bibens-Dirkx and Yovani Gallardo appear to be realistic candidates to make a spot start in his place.

Matt Moore
P TEX
4 months ago

Moore allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits and one wak while failing to register a strikeout across three innings Sunday against the Astros. He did not factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Moore couldn't survive his first pitch without allowing an earned run, as George Springer drove a home run to center field on Moore's opening offering of the game. Things didn't improve much from there for him, as he allowed three more extra-base hits before being chased after three innings. This start marked the fourth time in 12 starts that Moore has failed to complete at least four innings of work and he now has a horrendous 7.88 ERA to go along with a 2.04 WHIP through 56 frames this season.

Matt Moore
P TEX
4 months ago

Moore allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts through 5.1 innings in a no-decision Wednesday against Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Moore's control got the best of him in the fourth inning, as he walked two batters, threw a wild pitch and suffered a passed ball in a three-run frame that derailed his bid at a quality start. Moore was nasty at times, as he induced 12 swinging strikes in 108 pitches, and the fact that he was able to bounce back with a scoreless fifth shows the knee injury that sent him to the disabled list briefly isn't much of a concern. Unfortunately, Moore hasn't been able to put it all together for a full start often enough in 2018, as he owns a brutal 7.85 ERA. He'll try to push that in the right direction next time out Tuesday against Oakland.

Matt Moore
P TEX
4 months ago

Moore (knee) has been reinstated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of Wednesday's start against Seattle, John Blake of the Texas Rangers reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moore is scheduled to make his 10th start of the season after returning from a short stint on the disabled list. He'll look to improve on a disappointing start to the season, as he's accrued a 7.99 ERA and 2.02 WHIP with 33 strikeouts over 41.2 innings. Austin Bibens-Dirkx has been sent down in a corresponding move.

Matt Moore
P TEX
4 months ago

Moore (knee) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday against the Mariners, Dic Humphrey of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moore would have been ready to come off the DL as soon as Tuesday, but the Rangers elected to give him an extra day to recover from the right knee issue before slotting him back into the rotation. Though he shouldn't face any restrictions Wednesday following the brief shutdown period, Moore's spot in the rotation is likely on thin ice after he struggled mightily through his first 10 outings (nine starts) prior to hitting the DL. Over 41.2 innings this season, Moore has gone 1-5 with a 7.99 ERA and 2.02 WHIP.

Matt Moore
P TEX
4 months ago

Moore (knee) threw a bullpen session Saturday, and the Rangers are waiting to see how the left-hander responds before setting their rotation for their upcoming four-game series against Seattle, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

If Moore responds with no problems, then he could pitch Tuesday, the day he's eligible to come off the disabled, although manager Jeff Banister is considering giving Austin Bibens-Dirkx a second start so that all starters get an extra day of rest.

Matt Moore
P TEX
4 months ago

Moore (knee) emerged from a throwing session Thursday with no setback and is hopeful to be activated off the disabled list to start Tuesday in Seattle, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moore, who is battling soreness in his right knee, will go through another workout Saturday before manager Jeff Banister makes a decision on the left-hander.

Matt Moore
P TEX
4 months ago

Moore (knee) could rejoin the Rangers' rotation Tuesday against the Mariners, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Moore landed on the disabled list over the weekend with right knee soreness, but it appears his stay on the shelf could be a brief one. He threw 70 pitches in a live batting practice session Thursday and could be cleared to rejoin the Rangers when first eligible on Tuesday if his knee responds positively to the session. The southpaw compiled a 7.99 ERA across 41.2 innings prior to landing on the disabled list, so expectations should be kept in check upon his return to the rotation.