BAHAMIAN Lucius Fox has been traded to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of a deal which takes left-handed pitcher Matt Moore to the National League West leaders, San Francisco Giants.
The Giants ramped up their pitching rotation yesterday by acquiring Moore from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for third baseman Matt Duffy and minor leaguers Fox, a short stop, and right-hander Michael Santos.
Soon after acquiring Will Smith from Milwaukee to bolster their bullpen, the Giants struck again. With Moore, they now have a reliable addition 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.