Matt Moore. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Giants shed salary by trading Matt Moore to Texas

The San Francisco Giants completed their first trade of the offseason Friday, sending starting pitcher Matt Moore and international signing bonus pool money to the Texas Rangers.

The Giants received a pair of prospects in return: right-handed pitchers Sam Wolff and Israel Cruz.

Moore struggled in 2017, his only full season in San Francisco. He allowed a career-most earned runs and had the highest ERA in MLB among qualified pitchers. 

The move frees up about $9 million after the Giants exercised a team option on Moore’s contract for the 2018 season shortly after the season ended.

jpalmer@sfexaminer.com

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