Jamie Moyer, Age 49, Makes Rockies’ Big-League Rotation
Jamie Moyer, 49 years young, has earned himself a spot in the Colorado Rockies’ starting rotation for the 2012 season, according to the Associated Press.
“It is still Jamie Moyer,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “It’s the Jamie Moyer that was pitching prior to the arm injury that cost him the entire 2011 season. It’s the same guy.
“It’s the same worker. It’s the same professional. It’s the same stuff, same velocity, same pitches. When he’s right, same type of effectiveness. You’re going to venture into this.”
Moyer last pitched into the major leagues with the Philadelphia Phillies, from 2006 to 2010. He went 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA in 2010, but missed all of the 2011 season recovering from Tommy John surgery. The Phillies cut him loose and he signed in mid-January with the Rockies.
For his career, the lefty Moyer is 267-204 with a 4.24 ERA. He turns 50 on Nov. 18.