Thinking of the old saying, “age is just a number” left-hander Jamie Moyer is proof positive of that. Or is he more like a freak of nature? Whichever, have to give him props for at 49 years-old and after Tommy John Surgery, the impressive and greatly admired Moyer just signed a minor-league contract with the Colorado Rockies. Pending a physical of course.
Moyer made his major league debut as a Chicago Cub on June 16, 1986. Ironically, he was the winning pitcher against the Philadelphia Phillies. Moyer has won 267 games in his career and pitched for seven different teams. The Rockies will be his eighth.
I envision Moyer becoming a pitching coach when and if he ever decides to retire. During his time with the Phillies, the younger guys in the bullpen respected Moyer and his veteran presence was a huge asset. Especially during their 2008 World Series Championship run.
I wish Jamie luck as he must compete with other and much younger pitchers for a spot in the rotation! But if nothing else, just keep on having fun!
Check out Jamie and his wife, Karen’s foundation: The Moyer Foundation
Through the generosity of a giving community, The Moyer Foundation supports programs that directly serve critical needs of children in severe distress. Since its inception, The Moyer Foundation has raised millions of dollars to help support hundreds of different programs that help children in distress in a variety of ways. – The Moyer Foundation