Rays agree with Matt Moore on long-term contract

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 09, 2011
Two months after becoming the youngest starting pitcher to win a team's opening playoff game, Tampa Bay left-hander Matt Moore has agreed to an eight-year contract that could be worth up to $39.75 million. The 22-year-old made his major league debut for the Rays in September, going 1-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three appearances, including one start. Moore started Game 1 of the club's AL Division Series against Texas and worked seven shutout innings to beat the Rangers. He began the 2010 season at Class AA Montgomery was a combined 12-3 with a 1.92 ERA in 27 starts with Montgomery and Class AAA Durham. The deal announced Friday includes $14 million guaranteed. It also contains club options for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 seasons.
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