San Francisco continues its search for starting pitching in advance of the non-waiver trade deadline and is interested in Rays starter Matt Moore, according to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal.
While the Giants are considering a deal for Moore, they might not have the prospects necessary to get a deal done, Rosenthal adds. CSN’s Alex Pavlovic reported the Rays are seeking players on San Francisco’s major league roster in a deal for Moore.
The Giants’ approach to the deadline seems unclear, with the club reportedly considering trades for outfield, relief and starting pitching help. The organization already added infield depth by acquiring Eduardo Nunez.
Tampa Bay is faced with decisions on several fronts ahead of the deadline, with Moore, Drew Smyly, Chris Archer and Jake Odorizzi all drawing interest. Teams could be in a position to overpay for starting help, and the Rays seem to be in a position to take advantage.
Moore, 27, has pitched to a 4.08 ERA and 4.50 FIP over 130.0 innings with the Rays this season. He’s pitched to a career 3.88 ERA and isn’t arbitration eligible until next season.
San Francisco’s rotation has pitched to the fourth-best ERA in the National League, so the club is unlikely to sacrifice much for pitching help. Moore is likely one of several options the Giants are considering.