The Angels surprised the league when they placed Giolito, López, and Moore on waivers earlier this week.
With the moves, the Guardians take on about $3 million in payroll commitments, a source told The Athletic’s Zack Meisel.
The Guardians entered play Thursday five games behind the Minnesota Twins for first place in the AL Central. Cleveland took a three-game series in Minnesota by winning Wednesday’s rubber match.
López and Moore join a deep Cleveland bullpen that ranks fifth in MLB with a 3.48 ERA.
The Angels acquired Giolito and López from the Chicago White Sox ahead of the trade deadline. Giolito struggled with his new team, posting a 1-5 record with a 6.89 ERA across six starts. López, meanwhile, registered a 2.77 ERA with 19 strikeouts across 13 innings.
Moore signed a one-year, $7.5-million contract with the Angels this past offseason. The southpaw is 4-1 with a 2.66 ERA and 49 strikeouts across 44 innings for the Angels in 2023.
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