Matt Moore is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, and Philadelphia Phillies.
Moore was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, but his family relocated to Okinawa, Japan, when he was just seven years old.
Moore chose to sign a professional deal with the Rays rather than play collegiate baseball at the University of New Mexico, even though he had agreed to do so.
Before he made his major league debut in 2011, he established numerous strikeout records in the Rays’ farm system.
Prior to Tommy John’s surgery, Moore played for the Rays for two full seasons. When he returned to the field in 2015, he was traded to the New York Giants.
Moore was traded to the Rangers in the 2018 offseason after a poor season with the Giants in which he surrendered the most earned runs in the National League.
With the Rangers, his earned run average (ERA) remained high, so he was moved to the bullpen to work on his pitching mechanics.
When the Tigers signed Moore to a one-year contract in 2019, they were expecting a rebound season, but he only played two games before injuring his knee.
Matt Moore Children: Does Matt Moore Have Kids?
Yes, Matt Moore is a proud father. Matt Moore has a son whose name is yet to be known. Matt’s son was born in February 2019 in Tampa and he is 3 years old as of 2022.