SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A person with knowledge of the trade says the NL West-leading San Francisco Giants have acquired left-handed starter Matt Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays for third baseman Matt Duffy.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because neither club had formally announced the swap.
The Giants acquired reliever Will Smith from the Brewers earlier in the day to bolster their bullpen. They now have a reliable addition for the rotation to join Madison Bumgarner, Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija, given the struggles of Matt Cain and Jake Peavy.
The 27-year-old Moore is 7-7 with a 4.08 ERA in 21 starts and 130 innings.
Duffy had a standout rookie season a year ago but has been hampered by an Achilles strain suffered against his new Rays team on June 19.
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