Miami Marlins Claim Pitcher Off Waivers After Career-Best Season

The Miami Marlins recently made a significant move to bolster their bullpen by claiming left-hander Matt Moore off waivers from the Cleveland Guardians.

Matt Moore, at the age of 34, brings a strong season performance with an impressive 2.77 ERA, an solid 28.5% strikeout rate, and a low 7% walk rate.

This acquisition underscores the Marlins' determination to secure a spot in the postseason, ending a lengthy drought dating back to 2003.

While Moore won't be eligible to participate in the playoffs with the Marlins due to the timing of the move, his addition is expected to provide a much-needed boost to Miami's bullpen in the final weeks of the regular season.

The Marlins have been competing in a tight National League Wild Card race, and their relievers have faced challenges at times throughout the season. Moore's presence adds experienced depth to their pitching staff as they vie for a coveted postseason berth.

Last season, Moore put up the best season of his 12-year career, posting a remarkable 1.95 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, with 83 strikeouts across 74 innings and 63 appearances with the Texas Rangers.

As the Marlins aim to clinch a playoff spot and break their postseason drought, the addition of Matt Moore demonstrates their commitment to strengthening their roster and enhancing their chances in the competitive National League Wild Card race. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports