Matthew Cody Moore is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Texas Rangers in the United States.
He has played for the Tampa Bay Rays, San Francisco Giants, Detroit Tigers, and Philadelphia Phillies in Major League Baseball, as well as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks in Nippon Professional Baseball.
Moore was born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, then relocated with his family to Okinawa when he was seven years old, then to Edgewood, New Mexico in 2000.
Moore chose to sign a professional deal with the Rays after being taken in the 2007 MLB draft, despite having committed to play collegiate baseball with the University of New Mexico.
Before making his major league debut in 2011, he set many strikeout records for the Rays’ development system. Moore played two complete seasons with the Rays before missing the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery.
In 2015, he returned, and the following year, he was dealt to the Giants.
Moore was traded to the Rangers in the 2018 offseason after struggling with run control in his second season with the Giants, leading the National League in earned run allowed.
With the Rangers, his earned run average (ERA) remained high, so he was demoted to the bullpen to work on his mechanics.
Moore was signed to a one-year deal by the Tigers in the hopes of a bounce-back season in 2019, but he only played two games before sustaining a season-ending knee injury.
Moore spent a year with the Hawks of Japan, who won the World Series, before joining the Phillies in 2021.
How Much Does Matt Moore Make?
Matt Moore makes an annual base salary of $204,000.