Giants beat the buzzer, pick up Matt Moore from the Rays

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Update #2 (4:23 PM EDT): The third player going to the Rays is Michael Santos, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Santos was rated #24 in the Giants’ system by MLB Pipeline.


Update (4:21 PM EDT): The Rays are also expected to receive third baseman Matt Duffy and minor league infielder Lucius Fox. MLB Pipeline rated Fox as the Giants’ fourth-best prospect.

Duffy, 25, finished second in National League Rookie of the Year Award balloting last season, putting up a .762 OPS. He hasn’t been the same this year, putting up a meager .253/.313/.358 batting line with 17 extra-base hits, 21 RBI, and 32 runs scored in 286 plate appearances. Duffy has been sidelined since June 20 with a strained left Achilles.

Fox, 19, was rated the fourth-best prospect in the Giants’ system. In his professional debut with Single-A Augusta, he has hit .207/.305/.277 with 25 stolen bases in 331 plate appearances.

Chris Shaw was previously reported to have been included in this trade, but he is not, Jon Morosi clarifies. It’s Duffy, Fox, and an as yet unnamed player for Moore, per ESPN’s Buster Olney.


The Giants made a move just ahead of the 4 PM EDT trade deadline buzzer, picking up lefty starter Matt Moore from the Rays, per Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

Moore, 27, posted a 4.08 ERA wtih a 109/40 K/BB ratio in 130 innings over 21 starts for the Rays this season. The lefty returned last year after recovering from Tommy John surgery.

Moore is earning $5 million this season and has club options for each of the next three seasons worth $7 million ($2.5 million buyout), $9 million ($1 million buyout), and $10 million ($750,000 buyout), respectively.