Giants pick up Moore's club option

Giants pick up Moore's club option

The Giants have picked up the $7 million option on left-hander Matt Moore's contract, the club announced on Thursday.

San Francisco acquired Moore, 27, from the Rays at the non-waiver Trade Deadline -- in exchange for two Minor Leaguers and third baseman Matt Duffy -- to help bolster its rotation in a potential postseason run.

Moore went 6-5 with a 4.08 ERA over 68 1/3 innings over 12 regular-season starts for the Giants, and he twirled an eight-inning gem against the Cubs in Game 4 of the National League Division Series -- a game San Francisco eventually lost.

With his option being picked up, Moore's deal now has two years remaining -- a $9 million team option with a $1 million buyout in 2018 and a $10 million team option in '19 with a $750,000 buyout.

In a corresponding move, catcher Tony Sanchez was outrighted off the 40-man roster to Triple-A Sacramento.

Daniel Kramer is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.