Former Beaver baseball star, Andrew Moore, has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Welcome to Seattle, @AlexanderColome and @thisisdspan.— Mariners (@Mariners) May 25, 2018
The Mariners have acquired RHP Alex Colomé, OF Denard Span and cash consideration from the Rays in exchange for RHPs Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero.
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Andrew Moore has been with the Mariners organization since he was drafted by them with the 72nd pick in the 2015 MLB draft. Last season Moore was called up to the big-leagues when Seattle was dealing with a lot of injuries to their starting pitchers. This season he has spent most of his time in Double-A, making nine starts and posting a 3.04 ERA with 47 strikeouts across 50.1 innings. It’s unclear whether he’ll report to Tampa Bay’s Double-A or Triple-A affiliate.
Andrew Moore might get more opportunities with the Tampa Bay Rays and it may be a good trade for all parties involved, but it’s a demoralizing trade for Beaver fans. Moore, a Pacific Northwest native, has been a fan-favorite ever since his stellar college career. He’s also become somewhat of a fan-favorite to our friends over at Lookout Landing.
In other news, Oregon State baseball takes on UCLA tonight at 4 pm.