Lefty Matt Moore to the Angels for 1 year, $7.55 million

February 17, 2023 0 Comments

Veteran left-hander Matt Moore (34) has signed with the Los Angeles Angels.

The Angels announced on the 17th (Korean time) that they had agreed to a one-year, $7.55 million contract with Moore.

Moore went 61-62 with a 4.45 ERA in 268 appearances over 11 seasons in the majors.

He was mainly active as a starting pitcher. In 2016, he pitched 198 1/3 innings. He was an All-Star in 2013 with the Tampa Bay Rays.

He had a short break in the middle. In 2020, he played for the Softbank Hawks of Japan Professional Baseball. During this time, he contributed to the team’s Pacific League championship.

He had a successful year with the Texas토토사이트 Rangers last season. He posted a 1.95 earned run average in 74 innings in 63 games. He posted a 1.176 WHIP with 0.4 home runs, 4.6 walks and 10.1 strikeouts per 9 innings.

His 1.95 ERA is the third lowest among Rangers bullpen pitchers with 70 or more innings pitched, behind Jim Kern (1.57 in 1979) and Tanner Schaepers (1.88 in 2013).

It was a respectable performance even in the American League as a whole. Among bullpen pitchers, he successfully transformed into a bullpen pitcher, ranking 5th in innings, 8th in ERA, 8th in strikeouts, and 14th in batting average (0.187).

With this acquisition, the Angels will have three left-handed bullpens following Jose Quihada and Aaron Roof. He is expected to guard the back door of the team alongside the likes of Carlos Estevez and Ryan Tepera.

Meanwhile, the Angels placed right-hander Davis Daniel on the 60-day disabled list with a right shoulder injury to make room for him on the 40-man roster.

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