Rangers Bring Back Left-Hander For 2nd Stint With Club

The last time around for the 32-year-old lefty didn't quite go as planned, but the Texas Rangers are giving it another shot with Matt Moore, calling him up from Triple-A. 

In 2018, Moore pitched in 39 games—12 starts—for the Rangers, and posted a 6.79 ERA with a 1.65 WHIP. 

Moore pitched in Japan in 2020 and fared pretty well, earning him another crack at the big leagues in 2021. However, he didn't fare that much better with the Philadelphia Phillies than he had previously in Texas, registering a 6.29 ERA in 13 starts. But Moore is a southpaw, so the Rangers are giving him another chance. 

Long relief help

He'll likely be used in long relief or following an opener if the Rangers choose to go that route. The team is experiencing some injury problems in the rotation currently, with Jon Gray and Spencer Howard on the injured list with blisters. 

Overall, Moore has 10 years of experience in the majors, compiling a 56-60 record with a 4.64 ERA over 205 appearances (164 starts).

Josh Sborz has been placed on the injured list with right elbow soreness, making room for Moore. 

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