Rays call up prospect Matt Moore

Updated: September 12, 2011, 2:19 AM ET
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Matt Moore, the top pitching prospect in the minor leagues, has been called up to the majors by torrid Tampa to join the Rays in time for Monday's game at Baltimore.

Moore, a 23-year-old left-hander, is 12-3 with a 1.92 ERA in 27 starts with Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham this season. He has 210 strikeouts and 46 walks in 155 innings.

Reached by text Sunday night, agent Matt Sosnick said Moore is expected to pitch in relief.

Moore will provide a lift to the Rays' staff ...

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