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Rangers acquire Matt Moore

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Texas Rangers have acquired pitcher Matt Moore in a trade on Friday night. In exchange, the San Francisco Giants are receiving prospects.

Moore, along with Hunter Pence, has been available, as the Giants attempted to clear cap space. The deal will be official once Moore passes a physical.

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Moore making a pitch (Getty Images)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Moore making a pitch (Getty Images)

In exchange for Moore, the Giants are receiving 26-year-old minor leaguer, Sam Wolff. They are also receiving 20-year-old minor leaguer, Israel Cruz.

“His reaction was very affirming about his time with the Giants,” Giants general manager Bobby Evans said of talking to Moore about the deal. “He’ll take whatever challenge is put before him, but he really enjoyed his time here and expressed a wish that it could have been longer.”

Wolff is out until at least June after having flexor-tendon surgery in his right elbow. Cruz has not pitched past rookie ball.

The Giants are also shipping $750,000 in international bonus slot money to the Rangers.

The Rangers would now be eligible for the final two years of his contract. He is due $19 million over the next two seasons — $9 million in 2018 and $10 million in 2019.

The Rangers are the third team that he has played for in his career. Besides the Giants, he also played for the Tampa Bay Rays.

“We do have to improve the roster,” Evans said. “It’s going to require making sacrifices to get better.”


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