12-Year Veteran Pitcher Elects Free Agency After Strong 2023 Season

Matt Moore, the 34-year-old southpaw pitcher, has entered free agency after being designated for assignment on October 1.

Moore had an exceptional regular season, posting a strong 2.56 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and an impressive 60/15 K/BB ratio across 52.2 innings in 50 appearances, split between the Miami Marlins, Cleveland Guardians, and Los Angeles Angels.

However, his eligibility issues with the Miami Marlins prevented him from participating in the postseason despite his strong performance.

Moore's reinvention as a high-leverage reliever over the past two seasons has turned heads, making him a sought-after lefty reliever in the upcoming winter free agency market.

While he will turn 35 next year, his consistent success on the mound suggests that he will be in high demand, potentially ranking just behind elite relievers like Josh Hader and Aroldis Chapman in terms of market interest.

Teams looking to bolster their bullpen will undoubtedly keep a close eye on Moore's availability and performance as the offseason progresses. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports