Rays Notes: Moore, Roster Move

Here's the latest on the Rays as they continue their late push for the AL Wild Card…

  • Joe Maddon said left-hander Matt Moore is "a possibility" to be called up later this month, tweets Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.  The Rays will need an extra starter after they play a doubleheader against the Yankees on September 21.  Besides Moore, southpaw Alex Torres is also being considered for the role.  Moore is the consensus top pitching prospect in baseball and one of the top-rated prospects overall — Baseball Prospectus and Keith Law had Moore ranked second behind only Bryce Harper, while Baseball America ranked Moore third behind Harper and Mike Trout.
  • Also from Topkin, the Rays will need to make a move on the 40-man roster to make room for Russ Canzler, the International League MVP.  Canzler and right-hander Dane De La Rosa will both be called up to Tampa Bay on Sunday.
  • Earlier today, MLBTR's Mike Axisa looked at how Casey Kotchman's breakout season will impact his stock on the free agent market.

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8 Comments on "Rays Notes: Moore, Roster Move"

3 years 11 months ago

matt moore is a lefty

moore’s a left right?

3 years 11 months ago

maddon should do a little more scouting on Moore first.

3 years 11 months ago

How great would it be to see a rotation of Shields, Price, Hellickson, Moore and Niemann/Davis next year.

And how great would it be to take over the wild card and knock the Sox out? Wishful thinking but it’s possible!

3 years 11 months ago

or the rays could move towards the new norm of the MLB which consists of a 6-7 man rotation 


3 years 11 months ago

wishful thinking my ass!!…….they can do it…bo sox have no pitching….i bet the rays get the wild card and the sox sit home where they belong!!!

3 years 11 months ago

a check of moore’s 2011 numbers just elicited a “holy crap” from me

3 years 11 months ago

He’s a scrub