Guardians claim Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo López, Matt Moore off waivers from Angels: Why now

Guardians claim Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo López, Matt Moore off waivers from Angels: Why now

The Cleveland Guardians have claimed starting pitcher Lucas Giolito and relievers Reynaldo López and Matt Moore off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels, the team announced Thursday. Here’s what you need to know:

Giolito is 7-11 in 2023 with a 4.45 ERA and 1.275 WHIP. This is the fourth MLB team Giolito is playing for in his career.
López holds a 3.93 ERA through 55 innings pitched, while Moore has a 2.66 ERA through 44 innings.
To clear space for Giolito, López and Moore, Cleveland is designating Eric Haase and Peyton Battenfield for assignment.
The Guardians, 64-70, are in second…


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