MLB Rumors: Red Sox Have Talked To Coveted Free Agent LHP

The Boston Red Sox have their eye on a left-handed free-agent reliever.

The Red Sox have reportedly checked in on free agent reliever Matt Moore this offseason.

With fellow free agent LHP Andrew Chafin apparently not on the Red Sox's radar, Matt Moore is a worthy substitute.

The thirty-three-year-old Moore is coming off a fantastic season, where he posted a shining 1.95 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts over 74 innings of work with the Texas Rangers. He made 64 relief appearances, finished 18 games and held a 5-2 record.

Last season was Moore's best year of his 11-year career.

Despite being thirty-three, Moore shows no signs of slowing down, averaging around 94 MPH on his fastball while also finding success with his curveball and changeup, keeping hitters guessing and striking out batters at a strong 27.3% rate.

The Red Sox probably don't expect Moore to be as good as he was last season and, even with a little regression, he would still be a quality high-leverage arm for the club's bullpen, as long as he can maintain the swing and misses.

The Red Sox have seemingly found their guy. It's up to Chaim Bloom now to make a deal happen before another team gets to him.
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